What are temporary orders and how important are they in a divorce or custody case?
Temporary orders are orders issued after a temporary hearing. The reason they are important is because they set the stage for what’s going to happen next. Not specifically what’s going to happen in trial if the parties do not settle, but they set the stage as in if one spouse is being unreasonable and asking, let’s say, for 100% time-sharing, during that hearing. If there is no good evidence or no solid evidence to grant him or grant her that 100% time-sharing, and they end up with the 50% time-sharing, it will set the stage that what they’re asking for is unreasonable.