Glendale Temporary & Emergency Order Attorneys Protecting Clients and Getting Them Answers
When you are in the middle of a divorce, you probably have a lot on your mind, and you may feel stressed out and overwhelmed. Some of the important decisions to be made when you get divorced or legally separated simply can’t wait on the slow court system. With matters such as spousal maintenance, child custody, and child support, sometimes you need to know how to proceed before the divorce is final. Temporary orders can be a critical part of the divorce process because they indicate how families can operate before finalizing the legal ending of the marriage. Such decisions can have a huge impact on a family and can even influence the final outcome of the court’s final orders for support and custody. You may need an emergency order against an aggressive family member in order to feel physically safe. With skilled family law lawyers on your side to fight for your interests, you can get temporary and emergency orders to keep your family safe and provided for. So give us a call to discuss your case with our talented and compassionate legal team at 623-777-3909.
What Can I Get a Temporary Order For?
When a family is in the middle of a divorce or legal separation, many times, they have issues that need answers right away that can’t wait for the court’s final decision. Temporary orders give individuals the legal authority to act in the meantime. Some cases that would merit a temporary order are:
- Division of community property
- Child custody matters
- Relocation of children
- Questions about parenting time
- Visitation rights
- Child support
- Alimony or spousal maintenance
- Grandparents’ rights
Once a temporary order is put into place, that doesn’t mean it has to be permanent. Modifications can be made, but it is important to be aware that changes to temporary orders are not effective retroactively. This is one reason why it is so important to have legal counsel when seeking temporary orders; you want to make sure they’re done right the first time, or you could lose out on potential child or spousal support payments.
Also, temporary orders can have an effect on the final ruling of the court in matters of custody and support. Don’t leave these critical decisions up to chance. Reach out to The Sampair Group today for a free consultation.
What Are Emergency Orders?
Emergency orders are different from temporary orders because they are used in different situations. Emergency orders also may occur during divorce proceedings but would only be used in the case of an emergency, such as an individual in the family threatening others. Emergency orders could result in immediate changes of custody and parenting time or a restraining order.
Contacting a legal representative right away is the best thing you can do if you feel threatened and think you might need an emergency order. They can help you decide on the right course of action and then help you pursue the order if needed.
Emergency orders have some serious consequences, such as loss of custody or visitation rights. In some cases, it occurs that both parents engage in activities that could threaten the safety of the children, such as drug use. Should both parents be deemed a danger to the children through substance abuse or if they are arrested or incarcerated, custody may go to a third party such as grandparents or the state. In these difficult scenarios, getting legal advice from a skilled and knowledgeable family law attorney can be your greatest hope of a positive resolution. If you are in need of an emergency order, please reach out to The Sampair Group for help today.
What Situations Would Justify Using an Emergency Order?
Emergency orders are not needed in every case of divorce, but they are an important part of helping all the family members feel protected should a family member engage in activities that cause other family members to feel threatened, such as harassment or drug use. You may also be justified in petitioning for an emergency order if your spouse has been arrested. Emergency orders may be needed in cases of domestic violence or if one or both parents are intoxicated or using mind-altering substances.
It is important to note that emergency orders are a very serious matter for the courts in Arizona, and they could have serious and possibly permanent consequences for the offender. The courts will not tolerate individuals filing emergency orders against a spouse without cause just because they are angry and want to do harm. Should it be discovered that you have filed unnecessarily for an emergency order, the court could find you in contempt of court. You would then risk having to pay fines and damages. So, you can see why you should always discuss your case with a trusted family law attorney before petitioning for emergency orders.
Can Our Family Law Attorneys Help with Your Temporary and Emergency Orders?
Going through the divorce process can be emotionally traumatic and involves many decisions that seem overwhelming. If you are getting divorced, you deserve answers to questions about child support, custody, spousal maintenance, and division of property without having to wait for the court’s final decision. Many families also go through a time when an individual in the family makes bad decisions that could threaten the safety of the children or other family members. When your legal needs require temporary or emergency orders, you want to know you can count on someone to get you quick and fair answers and results that really help. Call us today at 623-777-3909 for a free consultation and discuss your case with our talented legal team.