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Be prepared for temporary custody orders

The more complex a divorce case is, the longer it generally takes. When children are involved, temporary custody orders must be made by the family court to address custody during the process of divorce. Although temporary order hearings are informal, custody arrangements are made swiftly during these short proceedings. Coming to these hearings prepared can make a great bit of difference to divorcing parents when requesting custody.

It is important for divorcing parents to understand that a great number of decisions can be made during temporary order hearings. These hearings can address important decisions such as the sale of the marital home, health insurance coverage for minors, child support and of course custody. While these temporary order hearings are generally much quicker than their more formal counterparts, parents should be prepared to address each issue as quickly as they arise.

When it comes to temporary child custody orders, it is important to understand that in some cases, temporary custody orders can turn into permanent custody orders. When divorcing parents agree on a custody arrangement, the temporary orders simply make the previously agreed on arrangement legally binding. However, when divorcing parents do not agree on custody, the family court must make their own determination. This initial order may only be temporary, but it may also serve as grounds for a parent to argue to keep the arrangement the same after divorce.

For divorcing parents that wish to have joint legal and physical custody, it is imperative that they make their request known early on. Regardless of how the temporary child custody order is made, working with an experienced family law attorney can help divorcing parents seek joint legal and physical custody of their children after divorce.

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