How to Get a Temporary Order during a Divorce in Illinois

A Temporary Order is a legally binding judgment that both parties must follow while the divorce is being negotiated. This often takes a financial form, such as orders to stop certain types of expenditures, freezing bank accounts, temporary payment of support, and status quo orders which seek to reasonably replicate what life was like before filing a divorce.

Temporary Orders can also take the form of restraining orders or stopping a spouse from disposing of property as well.

The ultimate goal of any order is to maintain a level of peace and normalcy while the divorce case is still proceeding.

In the case of status quo orders mentioned above, the spouse who provided insurance or paid the bills will be ordered to continue doing so until the judgment is final.

A Temporary Order is not final and will likely be changed or completely end at the time of the final divorce judgment.

Many times a Temporary Order is needed when one spouse is the primary breadwinner and the other spouse is either a homemaker or earns substantially less.

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