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How Temporary is a “Temporary Order”?

PlaygroundIn cases involving the physical and legal custody of children in Massachusetts, including divorce cases, paternity cases, support-custody-parenting plan cases, and separate support cases, a court may enter temporary orders prior to the case going to trial.  Temporary orders deal with disputed issues in a case, usually made in response to a motion.

While the orders are temporary, and not in effect once a judgment is in place, when temporary orders establish a parenting plan, they can establish a pattern of physical custody that a judge might not want to change after a trial if the judge feels as though it would be in the best interest of the children to maintain the arrangement as set forth in the temporary orders.

If you are facing a motion in a case involving your children, speak with an attorney first.  Contact Finn & Eaton, P.C. in Woburn and Saugus by calling 781 484-1066 or sending an email to schedule a free initial consult.

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