At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, our Sugar Land temporary orders lawyers are compassionate and attentive advocates for individuals and families. We help our clients take early action—ensuring that they can get the right temporary order in place and that they are in the best position to get the best final outcome in their case. If you are preparing to seek a temporary order, we are ready to help. To schedule a fully private consultation with an experienced Texas family lawyer, please call our Sugar Land office today.
Temporary Orders in Texas: What You Need to Know
What is a Temporary Order?
Often enacted early in the divorce proceedings, a temporary order tells the parties what they can and cannot do while the case is still pending. For example, if the divorcing couple has young children, a temporary order may be entered to deal with visitation rights and child support obligations. Alternatively, a temporary order may be put into place to restrict what the parties can do with marital assets. The temporary order will remain in place until a final ruling is made. A temporary order may be reached through the parties’ informal agreement, mediation, or after a hearing before a judge.
Why are Temporary Orders Necessary?
Unfortunately, the family law process can be slow—sometimes frustratingly so. The more fiercely contested a case, the longer it is likely to take for a final resolution. A contested divorce or contested custody case could take months (or even years) to reach a final resolution.
Texas allows temporary orders to help ensure that the parties can get through the process while the case is pending. This protects the parties and helps to facilitate a resolution. Temporary orders are especially important when children are involved. Indeed, a temporary custody or visitation order can create much needed, if temporary, stability for the child.
How Do I Get a Temporary Order?
In Texas, If an informal agreement regarding a temporary order cannot be reached, the temporary order hearing takes place before a family law judge. Similar to other legal proceedings, the judge will review evidence. In temporary order cases, testimony is often the primary form of evidence—though other evidence, such as written communications, medical records, or financial records, may also be important.
A temporary order hearing will likely take place relatively early on in your case. Notably, temporary order hearings are relatively short. You will not have much time to make your case—it is crucial that you are properly prepared. Our Sugar Land, TX temporary order lawyers can help you put together all relevant evidence so that you are in the best position to get a temporary order that is in your favor.
Do Courts Always Rule the Same Way in the Final Order?
No. A temporary order does not require the court to rule the same way at the final trial. Additional evidence or a change in circumstances may determine a different final outcome. Still, temporary orders are extremely important—they provide insight into the preliminary thinking of the court. For instance, a parent who receives primary custody rights as part of a temporary order is more likely to receive primary custody in the final decision. Still, temporary orders do not guarantee any final result.
How Our Sugar Land, TX Temporary Order Attorneys Can Help
Our entire practice is focused on family law. Founded by Mary E. Ramos, a Texas Board Certified family law attorney, the Ramos Law Group, PLLC is committed to finding low-conflict, effective solutions for our clients. If a temporary order is appropriate in your case, we are ready to take action to help you get the right one. When you call our Sugar Land, TX law office, you will speak to an experienced family lawyer who will:
- Conduct a completely confidential review of your family law case;
- Answer questions and explain if and how a temporary order can help;
- Take immediate action to get you the right temporary protection; and
- Devise a comprehensive legal strategy designed to get you the best final outcome.
By definition, temporary orders are just that—temporary. While they are both a necessary and useful tool, they are not a long-term answer. Still, a temporary order is often an important indicator of the strength or weakness of a case and can provide both temporary protection and can serve as a basis for building a strong, successful legal claim.
Speak to Our Sugar Land, TX Temporary Order Attorneys Today
At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, our Texas family lawyers are compassionate, experienced advocates for clients. We will protect your rights, your family, and your future. If you need a temporary order, we are here to help. For a confidential initial case evaluation, please contact our legal team right away. We represent clients all over Fort Bend County.
Call Our Sugar Land, TX Child Support Attorneys Today
At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, our Texas family lawyers are dedicated to providing personalized, solutions-focused representation to clients. If you have questions about your rights, we are here to help. To arrange a completely private case assessment with an experienced family lawyer, please contact our firm today. We serve parents all over Fort Bend County.
Our Client Testimonials
The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.
"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."
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"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "
"I started my divorce with a lawyer who was not very responsive. My divorce case was complicated and needed more laborious scrutiny. Since the case was not moving forward I had to switch lawyers. Made the switch to Ramos Law group. Since the very first day Mary and her team have been very efficient and meticulous. Since the case was complicated the team had to go through myriads of pages in discovery. I was pleased with the legal team that helped us handle the paperwork in a very timely manner. All my questions were answered very promptly. The relay of information was easy with their software system. We finally had a law firm that we could trust. My divorce was finalized and I only have Mary and her team to thank for going through a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend the Ramos law group for their help and support for getting my life back on track. "