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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.

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Mark C. Blair has no rival in his field in Seattle. A consummate professional. Communication was brief, straightforward, easy to understand, and without a typical condescending tone you can sometimes experience from attorneys on top of their field. Correspondence was timely and always affective. Any in need of criminal defense, should have a conversation with Mr. Blair, and you will quickly see and feel, no further contacts, referrals, or phone calls need be made. The money and time that can be saved by streamlining future contact and collateral damage in the sentencing process will far and away be worth every penny of the fee structure. Thank you very very much Mark Blair. N.Mark French
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Sara Kim of BlairKim is a great attorney. I had never before had representation or dealt with the legal system and she made it very easy for me. She converted the legalese into laymans terms for me and helped me to understand the steps of the process. When I hesitated on certain decisions, Sara gave me the confidence and encouragement to proceed – especially since it was most beneficial to me in the long run. Sara is very straightforward and professional while also being personable and pleasant to deal with. Tamara
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Sara Kim was the perfect lawyer for our situation. We were determined not to involve the courts in our divorce. Within the first 30 minutes of consultation, Sara proposed an equitable formula for division of property which we used to negotiate an agreement that felt fair to both of us. Our flat fee arrangement with Sara covered the filing of paperwork which alleviated much pressure for us during a very stressful time. I highly recommend Sara for her flexibility, professionalism, and efficiency. Carrie