When you begin a divorce or legal separation case, the time between the initial filing and Permanent Orders can be quite long. If there are contested issues that cannot wait until the Permanent Orders hearing, you can request Temporary Orders. Temporary Orders can cover issues like parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, who lives in the marital home, and payment of bills. The Orders from the Temporary Orders hearing will last until the Permanent Orders hearing. You can usually request Temporary Orders at the Initial Status Conference, but may be required to attend mediation or have a settlement conference with the other party before you can attend Temporary Orders. If you have questions about whether you should ask for Temporary Orders in your case, or about how to prepare for a Temporary Orders hearing, feel free to contact me to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.