The divorce process can take months, sometimes even years, to get finalized. However, this does not mean that your whole life will be on hold. If you have children, you will need to know what is within your rights and work out a plan for their well-being.
During this process, you may need the court to make specific orders regarding child custody and visitation rights. If you are currently going through a divorce and need more information about obtaining a child custody and visitation order, you need to contact an experienced child custody attorney to help you immediately.
Temporary Child Custody and Visitation Orders
Even if your divorce is not finalized, you can obtain a child custody and visitation order. This order is temporary because it is made before your divorce has been finalized and is not a part of your divorce judgment.
Temporary orders are not limited to only child custody and visitation orders. Before a judgment in your divorce is entered and while your case is pending, you can obtain child support orders, spousal support orders, attorney’s fees, and an order to have exclusive use of community property.
These temporary orders are beneficial for those divorce cases that are highly contentious and will likely take a long time to finalize. Child custody and visitation orders are especially beneficial when you and your spouse have physically separated, where you are no longer residing in the same home, or have problems agreeing to a visitation schedule with the other parent.
Benefits of Having a Temporary Child Custody and Visitation Order
A temporary order can have lots of benefits for you, your ex-spouse, and your family. Having a temporary child custody and visitation order that will provide you and your spouse with a court order that must be followed. It may seem like a hindrance, but the court order actually provides stability for your children. When you, your spouse, and your children have a specific parenting plan as ordered by the court, you and your spouse are less likely to have arguments over child custody issues, and the child will benefit from the routine and structure.
Another benefit of having a temporary child custody and visitation order is that these orders can be incorporated into your final divorce judgment. By incorporating the temporary child custody and visitation order, you can save time and attorney’s fees when finalizing your divorce.
How a Family Law Attorney Can Help You
If you and your spouse cannot agree on child custody and visitation while your divorce is pending, it is crucial that you speak with one of our experienced and skilled child custody attorneys. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys can give you the proper advice and inform you of your options in obtaining a child custody and visitation order. We have been practicing family law for over 30 years. Our attorneys have the skill necessary to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
We have offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina, Victorville, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with your case.
Call us today at (888) 749-7428 for a phone consultation. We will be there when you call.