Temporary Relief During The Divorce Process
Divorce is rarely a quick and easy process. In fact, the more complicated a divorce, the more likely it is to take quite some time to be finalized. During the divorce process, though, many people still need support, child custody, attorney’s fees, and financial relief before any final decisions are made. This is where temporary relief comes in.
The court may award temporary relief if one or both spouses have any disputes regarding household payments, children or support of any kind. The court may make a temporary decision, like awarding one parent full custody or requiring another to provide spousal support. None of these decisions are set in stone and once the divorce is finalized, they can be quickly changed, modified or reversed. Some examples of temporary relief include:
- Temporary Child Support
- Temporary Custody (otherwise known as Time Sharing)
- Temporary Alimony or Spousal Support
- Temporary Denial of Travel for the Children (this prevents one parent from taking the child to a different state or country)
- Temporary Freezing of Assets (often needed if there is a notion of one spouse dissipating or hiding marital assets or income, such as retirement accounts or bank accounts)
- Interference with Family Business Assets
- Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage
- Access to Bank Accounts and Credit Cards
You shouldn’t have to suffer while going through the divorce process, and you shouldn’t be forced to continue living together simply because one spouse cannot afford living expenses on their own. Temporary relief gives you just that—relief from any burden that may come while you wait for a finalized divorce. Even the most amicable divorces often need this type of relief, especially when children are involved, as the idea of custody, where the children will live and who will pay for their expenses, is often something a court must step in and decide.
In the state of Florida, the court may require a mediation process before relief is granted, unless the case is considered an emergency. During this time, we will work with you to discuss your needs and to find a solution that works best for you. If the mediation does not resolve the issues, a court hearing will be held. This is usually needed when one spouse does not work due to raising children and therefore cannot pay the bills, and the other spouse refuses to pay spousal or child support when needed, or when one spouse refuses to abide by visitation or custody agreements.
Call Our Boca Raton Law Office Today
If you are going through a divorce and are dealing with issues of support from your spouse, you need an experienced, highly-skilled attorney on your side.
The Divorce Attorneys at Klein Law Group are prepared to ensure that you get the temporary relief you deserve during the divorce proceedings and after they are finalized. For more information about obtaining temporary relief, contact Klein Law Group at 561-353-2800 to set up a free consultation today.