Updated: Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013, 10:28 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013, 10:28 PM EST
Grand Rapids, MICH (WOTV) - When filing for divorce, many aspects of your life seem up in the air. It is easy for a person to worry about the repercussions of initiating divorce. Will my spouse kick me out? Will he prevent me from seeing the children? Will he take away access to bank accounts?
When you file for divorce , it is not uncommon to also ask the court to enter a temporary order to maintain the status quo and to prevent either spouse from harming the marital estate. This ensures that marital assets are not depleted, or moved, and that a fair property settlement can be reached once the appropriate time period has passed. (In Michigan a divorce with no children takes a minimum of 60 days and those with children take a minimum of 6 months.)
Temporary orders for divorce cases involving children can be particularly important. You can ask the court to enter an order outlining what kind of parenting time each parent can exercise if there is a dispute before the divorce is final.
Child support can also be ordered at this time. This provides stability for a custodial parent who does not have the funds necessary for caring for a family while the divorce process occurs. Along the same lines, spousal support can also be issued to a spouse who does not have the means to live without the help of the other spouse.
Filing for divorce can be stressful and scary. It is important to discuss all of your fears with your attorney so that he or she can act in your best interest in ensuring that your needs will be taken care of, even at the beginning of the case.
If you'd like to consult with an attorney please contact DAWN-Attorney's for Women .
Your life can be different, DAWN can help. Call 616-957-DAWN
Disclaimer: nothing herein constitutes legal advice
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