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Temporary Hearings in Divorce Cases

In a contested divorce, one side can file a request for a temporary order to resolve many of the most important issues in the case on a temporary basis. The temporary issues can include:

  • a parenting plan;
  • the child’s residential schedule;
  • orders on who should pay certain bills;
  • physical restraint between parties;
  • orders on who should be able to use and possess property including the marital home; and
  • orders on temporary child support or spousal maintenance (alimony). 

The temporary order is extremely important because it often sets the parties expectations before the divorce is finalized.

In a divorce case and most family law cases, either spouse is permitted to seek a temporary order. If the spouses cannot agree on the temporary orders, a court hearing with a judge or court commissioner will be scheduled to make these determinations. 

Attorney for Temporary Hearings in Seattle and Everett, WA

The attorneys at Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson know that the temporary hearing is one of the most important parts of any divorce case. The terms of the temporary hearing often set the parties expectations. Before you even file for divorce, you should think about both the temporary issues and the issues that will be resolved in the final hearing. 

Our Seattle Divorce Attorneys represent clients throughout King and Snohomish County. In addition to serving clients in Seattle, Everett and Kent, WA, we also represent clients from the surrounding communities of Lynnwood, Woodinville, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Bothell, North Seattle, Greenwood, Greenlake, Ballard, Medina, Redmond, Renton, Tukwila, Burien, Normandy Park, Kent, North Bend, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Carnation, Issaquah, Sammamish, Vashon Island, and Maury Island.

Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. Call Law Offices of Shana E. Thompson today.