I’ve Hired An Attorney. What Happens Next In My Divorce Case?

• Carefully prepare your request for temporary orders. Give detailed narratives to your attorney outlining what you want and why, and also an estimate of all anticipated expenses associated with your requests – temporary custody, child support, payment of debts. It is very important to remember that temporary orders can often stand for the entire length of the case, so take them seriously.

•Be concerned about temporary orders and other necessary documents. If temporary custody is involved, focus on getting your story (affidavit) and the story of those also involved. For example it is a good idea to get affidavits from people who interact with you, including your spouse and children. The affidavits will be filed with the court. Temporary order requests and counter-affidavits often must be filed 14 days after service. Usually, the court gives you 28 days to answer any lawsuit. But, this does not necessarily apply to temporary orders in divorce court.

• Tell your attorney if you own property that was brought into the marriage or inherited. Such property should probably be listed as separate property on your disclosure sheet and not be subject to division. Have documentation to support your claim.

• Lock up any potential bonus your spouse may be receiving later in the divorce process by using a restraining order. To do this, however, her employer must be named as a party in the divorce.

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