During the time period between filing for divorce and finalizing your divorce, you have the right to ask for a temporary hearing. At this hearing, you can request the judge to issue temporary orders about certain issues, including child custody, visitation or parenting time, child support, alimony, property division, and debts. It is important to remember that these orders are not final orders, meaning that they may not stay the same after you are divorced. Your final divorce decree may contain provisions about these issues that are completely different from your temporary orders.
A temporary divorce hearing is not required in any divorce case. However, it may be in your best interest to request temporary orders in your case. This is definitely a strategy-related issue that you should discuss with your Georgia divorce lawyer. While temporary orders may not be necessary in your case, they also can help ensure that you receive the personal and financial protections to which you are entitled. Plus, the type of temporary orders that a court issues in your divorce case may have some bearing on or indication as to how the judge will consider the issues in your divorce case in the future.
There is not a timeframe within which the court must schedule your temporary divorce hearing. Depending on which court your divorce is pending in, the court may schedule a very quick divorce hearing, or it may take a significant amount of time. The scheduling depends upon your court’s docket and how quickly these types of hearings are typically scheduled. However, if there is an urgent situation necessitating a quick hearing, your attorney can ask the court for the soonest possible hearing, even as little as days away, if the judge agrees such urgency is needed based on the current facts of your case.
If you are facing divorce proceedings, the Shaw Law Firm can advise you of any potential issues that you may encounter throughout the process. We will evaluate your situation and advise you about the available options in your case.
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Scott Shaw is founder and principle of Shaw Law Firm LLC, founded in 1995 and dedicated solely to divorce, family law and child custody matters that must be addressed and decided in the state of Georgia. Shaw Law Firm serves the greater Metro Atlanta area, particularly the counties of Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth, Paulding, Henry, Fayette, Coweta, Newton, Walton, Bartow and Douglas. Schedule a consultation today at 770-594-8309.