Temporary Orders in divorce, custody and visitation cases.

by virginia on January 19, 2010

So…. you now find yourself in court and with your ex.   Your case has either just been filed, or perhaps you are contemplating filing.  You have a million questions swirling through your head, such as:

  • Will I get to see my son or daughter at all while the case is in court or do I have to wait until it is all over?
  • Does paternity have to be established before I can get temporary orders?
  • What will the court put in temporary orders?
  • What do I have to file to get temporary orders?
  • I pay child support for another child.  Will the court take that into consideration?
  • Who will pay for the mortgage if I move out?
  • Do I have to pay her alimony (spousal support) while we wait for our divorce?
  • What if I give her money to pay the mortgage or buy food for the kids and she does something else with it?
  • What is an affidavit?
  • What is a temporary orders affidavit?
  • What should I say in my temporary orders affidavit?
  • Do I need a lawyer?
  • I don’t have a lawyer.  Do I still have to do this?
  • What if I don’t file anything and my ex files her papers and lies?  If I just tell the judge that she lied will the judge fix it?
  • I cared for my child 50/50 before she moved out.  Will I have to pay child support now?
  • What if I pay her child support and she doesn’t spend it on the child?

Some or all of these questions are probably keeping you up at night.  Many of them are answered in this book, Temporary Orders in Ohio Divorce and Custody Cases.    To get all the answers you may have to consult with an attorney of your choice, licensed in your state.  The author of this book is a licensed attorney practicing in Ohio.

REMEMBER THIS:  Whatever you’re going to do, don’t dink around.  If you’re representing yourself, then get-a-going preparing your own case.  If you’re hiring a lawyer then move! move! move! and get a lawyer because there are SHORT deadlines to get affidavits turned in and SHORT deadlines to prepare for a hearing.  

Think you can just ask the court to change it if you don’t like your temporary orders?  Here’s a little quote from the book to clue you in:

You are likely to see a quick, satisfactory response to a Motion to Modify Temporary Orders about as many times in your life as you will see a unicorn. 

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