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Temporary Orders and Permanent Orders in a Carlsbad or North County Divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2020 | Divorce

How does child support or spousal support work after the parties separate and file for divorce in Carlsbad? What is the difference between temporary orders and permanent orders in a North County divorce action?

The experienced divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq have worked in Carlsbad divorce and family law courts for decades. We can help you to understand the process of your divorce and how to reduce the financial and emotional burdens of divorce while providing sound advice and counsel to guide you through the process.

One of the most important concepts to understand is the difference between temporary orders and permanent orders in your divorce case.

When you file for a divorce or legal separation in North County or Carlsbad we often ask the Court to issue temporary orders regarding child custody and parenting time, spousal support and child support. The Judge or Magistrate will set a hearing to review the request and to consider the economic status of both parties and the appropriateness of a custody request as well as the amount of child support and/or spousal support.

There are many factors the court must consider when determining spousal support in a Carlsbad divorce. These include but are not limited to the duration of the marriage, the age and health of the parties, education, employment viability, economic lifestyle during the marriage and the support one has provided the other through the course of the marriage, such as leaving their career to raise children.

North County Family Law Courts have a fairly wide discretion when it comes to the amount of spousal support.  Child support, however, is generally based upon the standardized calculator.  The Court may agree to modify temporary orders and permanent orders of child support based upon a variety of factors.

Once these initial or “temporary” orders are issued, they remain in place until the case is ready for final judgment and orders. Once the parties have resolved all issues associated with their divorce the Judge or Magistrate is asked to approve the settlement agreement and issue permanent orders.

Once permanent orders are issued by the Court it can be challenging to seek post-decree modification of those orders unless a substantial change in “Status Quo” has occurred.

The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq can influence the outcome of temporary orders and permanent orders at many points along the way. Our strong local reputation, our industry recognized legal skill and performance and the experience gained across decades of appearing in North County Family Law Courts ensures you have proven and skilled representation and  attorneys who will work to accomplish your goals and objectives.

To learn more about temporary orders and permanent orders or the divorce process itself we invite you to contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.