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Temporary Orders Can Help You Get Through the Divorce Process in Illinois

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IL divorce lawyerThe average marriage ceremony takes less than an hour. However, undoing a marriage through divorce can take weeks, months, or even years. Spouses may need to address the division of property and debt, spousal support, child support, child custody, and more. If you are like many spouses beginning the divorce process, you may wonder how you will handle the months or years between filing the divorce petition and the divorce’s resolution. Temporary orders can address important divorce issues like child custody or spousal support while the divorce is ongoing.

Temporary Relief Orders During an Illinois Divorce

Often, divorcing spouses are unable to reach an agreement about how to handle parental responsibilities, parenting time, financial concerns, and other divorce issues without the court’s intervention. Temporary relief orders may address:

  • Spousal support – Separation and divorce can represent a massive financial blow – especially when a spouse is disabled or has not worked outside of the home for many years. The amount of spousal support a spouse can receive is based on the particular facts of the case, including each spouse's financial needs, the standard of living established during the marriage, the children’s needs, and the paying spouse’s ability to pay spousal maintenance.
  • Child custody – A temporary order can establish how the parents will share parental responsibilities and parenting time. Temporary orders for child-related issues can benefit both the parents and the child. A temporary order can create a predictable parenting time arrangement which can give a child the stability he or she needs during this tumultuous time.
  • Child support – Child-related costs including school expenses, extracurricular fees, childcare, housing, and everyday expenses like groceries can quickly add up. A temporary child support order can provide valuable financial assistance to a parent before the final child custody order is entered.
  • Property concerns – Temporary relief orders can also address property concerns such as who will reside in the marital home while the divorce is ongoing, who will keep which vehicles, or how medical expenses and health insurance will be handled.

Contact a Naperville Divorce Lawyer

Temporary relief orders can address child-related issues and financial concerns while your divorce is still ongoing. For help seeking a temporary order or for other divorce needs, contact the skilled DuPage County divorce attorneys at Pesce Law Group, P.C. Our team can help you explore all of your legal options and determine the next steps. Call our office today at 630-352-2240 for a free, confidential case review and consultation.



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