Temporary Orders

Even when all goes well, a divorce can take six months to a year. Some divorces take two years or even longer depending on the people and issues involved. During this period of time, temporary orders can determine support, custody and visitation issues. Talk to an divorce attorney who will understand your needs and concerns and will protect your interests. Call the R. J. Peters & Associates law firm in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The period between filing for divorce and the final decree can involve a great deal of uncertainty. Where will the parties live? How will the bills be paid? How will the children be cared for? Our divorce lawyers will explain your rights and protect your interests.

What kind of temporary orders can be requested?

In appropriate cases, the court will enter temporary orders regarding spousal support, child support, child custody and child visitation. These types of orders are in addition to the temporary restraining order issued when a divorce action is filed.

When can temporary orders be requested?

Temporary orders are short-term decisions by the Judge about child support, custody, visitation, spousal maintenance, and any appropriate temporary property or debt issues. After your lawyer files a petition for temporary orders, the court will set a hearing. It is common to file the request for temporary orders at the same time you file for divorce, legal separation or paternity, but temporary orders can be requested at any time while the action is pending.

We take sides at the R. J. Peters & Associates law firm. This is an important concept that we do not take lightly. Settlement of the difficult issues which arise in family law matters is always an important effort, but not always possible. Our divorce attorneys focus on fighting for our clients whether in settlement efforts or in litigation. Our only business is family law. From our office located near downtown Phoenix, we represent clients in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona.

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