What Are Temporary Orders in a Louisiana Divorce?

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It’s no secret that divorce can take a while due to the considerable number of factors you must take into consideration. On average, in Louisana, this will take around six months, but there are additional factors that can increase the length of time.  However, depending on your unique circumstances, you may find some issues cannot wait until your divorce has been finalized. If this is the case, you can request temporary orders from the court. The following blog explores what you should know about this option and how a Monroe, Louisana divorce lawyer can help you receive the best possible outcome for your situation.

What Does a Temporary Order Do?

Because a divorce is a long process, some issues may not be able to wait until your agreement is finalized. As such, a judge may issue a temporary order to help address these concerns while the divorce process is ongoing. While there are different forms of orders, the most common are temporary child custody and support orders.

If you and your spouse share a child, you may not be able to agree on how you will share custody until your plan is finalized. Because this can cause a significant amount of tension and impact the well-being of the child, requesting a temporary custody order can be beneficial for all parties involved. This is especially true if there are allegations of abuse against one parent, in which case the court would likely hear the case immediately to issue a decision.

Aside from temporary child support orders, they can also order alimony. This is necessary if the dependant spouse has no income of their own, especially if they sacrificed their career to support their spouse. As such, the temporary alimony can help support the spouse until the divorce order determining the set alimony amount is determined.

How Can I Obtain Temporary Orders?

If you wish to pursue a temporary order, you’ll need to begin by filing a petition. This will include a brief overview of the reason you are filing. Additionally, if you have other supporting information about your circumstances, you should include them. For example, if you have evidence that your spouse has purchased two plane tickets to flee the state with your child, including this in the petition can help prove the severity of the situation to help the chances of receiving a favorable outcome.

Receiving these orders can be a stressful process, especially if you are worried about the well-being of your child or your financial security during your divorce. That’s why it’s imperative to connect with a dedicated attorney from Breithaupt, DuBos, & Wolleson, LLC. Our team understands how overwhelming this divorce can be. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case with a member of our team.

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