Divorce Process – Temporary Hearing

A temporary hearing may also be called a Pendente Lite hearing. Either party can schedule a hearing by filing a motion supported by an affidavit. Temporary or Pendente Lite hearings are designed to resolve issues while the divorce is pending, such as:

  • Temporary custody
  • Temporary support and/or maintenance
  • Where the parties will reside pending the resolution of the case
  • Protection from harassment and domestic violence
  • Injunctions against financial improprieties
  • Use of assets