What Is A Child Custody Temporary Hearing?

One of the most emotionally charged decisions to make in a divorce is who will have custody of the children. It can be especially hard should you be in a contested case. Family Law Attorney, Hayley B. Collins shares the likelihood of a temporary hearing in a contested custody case. It is important to work with your attorney to be prepared for a temporary hearing so you can achieve the best possible outcome for your children.

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In a contested custody case, there will very likely be one or more temporary hearings. And what is interesting is that in most contested custody cases while there is a temporary hearing, there isn’t going to be a final trial. And so, therefore, the outcome of a temporary hearing is very important to the outcome of the case. The judge will order an allocation of parental rights which means who, what parent has the right to make decisions about the children. The judge will also make orders for possession of the children, so where are the kids going to be when, which parent will have the children when. The court will also make orders for child support, and if a child has special needs, the court will make orders for…or to address the special needs of the child.

When people are facing a contested custody case, temporary orders hearings can be especially scary because it ultimately is the judge deciding things about your kids. It’s very important that you work with your attorney to make sure you’re prepared for a temporary hearing so that you can achieve outcomes that are in the best interest of your children.

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