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How Can Temporary Orders Protect Me From My High-Conflict Spouse?

 Posted on March 12, 2021 in Divorce

DuPage County divorce attorneyThere are not many divorces that are completely amicable, with both spouses on the same page about all of the issues to be resolved. Sometimes, disagreements between spouses can lead to one or both lashing out in the form of destructive, high-conflict behaviors. Not only can this distress everyone around them, but it can also make the divorce much more difficult. Going through a divorce with a high-conflict spouse can be unpredictable, but temporary orders can help take some of the uncertainty away.

What Type of Temporary Orders Can I Petition For?

In almost all divorce situations, the family unit has been disrupted and the household no longer functions as it used to. Both spouses may not even live in the same home anymore. In high-conflict divorces, this marital breakdown can bring much uncertainty, especially when it comes to things such as spending time with the children and paying household bills. Temporary court orders can be requested when there are concerns of a high-conflict spouse.

A temporary court order during your divorce is legally binding, the same as an order for child support you might get after your divorce. The difference here is that these orders will be focused on your immediate needs and will only last until your divorce is finalized. There are various things that you can request to have included in a temporary order during your divorce. Some of the most common and useful inclusions in a temporary order can be:

  • Orders for parenting time schedules and child support payments

  • Orders to prevent your spouse from taking certain actions, such as dissipating your marital property

  • Custody of family pets

  • How the household bills will be allocated between the two of you

Contact Our DuPage County High-Conflict Divorce Attorneys

Going through a divorce with a high-conflict spouse presents many challenges. At the Goostree Law Group, we can help you understand your options and what is in your best interests when it comes to temporary orders during your divorce. Our team of Wheaton, IL high-conflict divorce lawyers has more than 80 years of combined family law experience and can use it to your advantage. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 630-364-4046.





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