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Temporary hearings occur at the beginning of a case and establish the “rules” while the case is progressing. This is accomplished by the court issuing a “temporary order” at the conclusion of the hearing. Usually, the overall merits of the case are inconsequential at a temporary hearing. Rather than hearing the details and deciding upon them, the court is trying to establish financial support for one of the parties and stability for the parties (and their dependents / children) during a divorce or family law case that is pending until it is finalized.
That’s not to say that temporary hearings are not important. In fact, if the court observes that the temporary conditions are working well, they may be inclined to not change the situation much in the final hearing. Thus, you should always be presentable and on your best behavior in court.
You can expect the court to decide and issue an order for the following issues (on a temporary basis):
– Child Support
– Child Custody and Visitation
– Payment of Debts, Bills, Living Expenses, etc.
– Division of Assets (automobiles, bank accounts, income, etc.)
– Payment of Attorney’s Fees
– Living Arrangements of the Parties (who will live in the marital residence and who will have to move out)
Since a temporary hearing is different from a final hearing, the courtroom protocol is also slightly different. At a temporary hearing, each party may present their own oral testimony and that of one other witness. Additional witness testimony should be offered via deposition or affidavit.
Furthermore, the rules of evidence are more relaxed at a temporary hearing. For example, the court may permit hearsay. Even so, keep in mind the judge will exercise discretionary power over the evidence permitted, so make sure to be respectful and craft the best plan of action with your attorney prior to the hearing. Our divorce and family law attorneys can help you preserve your rights from the beginning of your case until after your final divorce decree is in your hands.
Our Atlanta Georgia contested divorce lawyers and attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, and Smyrna.
Our Atlanta Georgia contested divorce attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Atlanta Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Immigration, Bankruptcy and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:
Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Atlanta Georgia Office
659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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