divorce proceeding is underway, if you were the lesser earning spouse during the
marriage, it is understandable that there is now a struggle to make ends
meet. Fortunately, there is a remedy for this. By filing a motion for
temporary relief, you are making a request to the courts that that you
require financial assistance. The courts may also be able to issue a temporary
order to handle spousal support (alimony), child support, as well as restraining orders.
How Do I Begin the Process?
First, you would need to file a motion for temporary relief while you are
in the midst of a divorce or having just recently filed. Typically, when
you file a Complaint for Divorce, you may also file the temporary relief
form as well.
You may ask the judge to consider any of the following scenarios:
Determining which parent will receive full
custody, or the decision should be to award joint custody
Which parent will be responsible for spousal support (alimony), and child support payments, if necessary
- Order a freeze of assets to prevent one spouse from selling valuables or property
- Offer one or the other spouse possession of the home or vehicle
A judge will look at the many conditions involved; many factors, including
your personal life, are used in consideration of motions for temporary
relief. Ultimately, the judge is considering all of these elements and
contemplating whether or not temporary relief is necessary. This includes
evaluating the life to which you are currently accustomed. The amount
of support awarded will only be used to sustain your current standard
of living. All court decisions will also be made with the children’s
Should I Hire an Attorney?
If you require assistance with your temporary orders, find legal counsel
from our Birmingham divorce lawyer at
Gossman Law Firm, LLC. We offer our clients practical and effective solutions to some of the
most complex legal matters imaginable. We know that you are facing a difficult
time, and there is a lot on your plate to handle—this is why we
can lift some of the burden and advocate for your best interests.
Call our firm today and schedule a
free case review: (205) 402-8808.