Temporary Order

Once a divorce is filed, it is often necessary to obtain temporary orders in order to get immediate relief as it relates to children, finances, and other logistical issues pending the final resolution of the divorce. Whenever possible, we attempt to negotiate agreed temporary orders. However, when a reasonable agreement cannot be reached or when the issues are time-sensitive, it is necessary to set a hearing.

What Happens During Hearings

At a hearing for temporary orders, the court can designate the primary parent, set visitation schedule for the non-primary parent, set amounts for child support and maintenance, enter financial restraints preventing a spouse from removing, concealing or disposing of assets, allocate debt obligations and responsibility for monthly bills and order temporary attorney fees. The court can also order your spouse to move out of the home and, when necessary, enter a restraining order against your spouse from coming to the family home or having contact with you if safety is in issue.

At Blair & Kim, PLLC, we understand how difficult and stressful these issues can be and we move forward immediately to get you the relief and protection you need. Our Seattle divorce attorney can promptly evaluate your case to determine if immediate relief is necessary and will prepare to put our clients in the best possible position to negotiate satisfactory terms for agreed temporary orders. When unreasonable demands are made, we are experienced in motion hearings to litigate aggressively to protect your rights.