Dissolution of marriage actions can sometimes turn into a lengthy process. This may leave one of the parties without the means by which to support themselves and their children. A lengthy process may also require attention to temporary relief issues other than financial support (alimony and child support) such as: 1) time sharing (custody and visitation), 2)exclusive use and possession of the former marital home, and 3) the payment of attorneys’ fees and court costs. Florida courts have commonly recognize that sometimes one or the other of the spouses may need help during the pendency of their divorce action, hence the need for what we call a temporary relief hearing. In most counties you are required to mediate your case prior to having a temporary relief hearing. Often, mediation will result in a complete or partial settlement temporary relief settlement thus reducing or eliminating the need for a temporary relief hearing.
To better understand your rights and options during the pendency of any family law proceeding please contact the Anton Legal Group at 813-443-5249, to discuss your options and how we can help you during any stage of same.