Types of Temporary Orders
In Georgia, when you file for divorce, there are no real, formal rules for conduct or behaviors relative to the changes created by a divorce process. Temporary court orders create a defined set of rules and expectations on one or both spouses. Any temporary court order is enforceable by the authority of the court, and violations can cause fines or jail time for the offender.

There are several types of temporary court orders for divorce in Georgia. Each order has its own purpose. Common types of temporary court orders for divorce in Georgia are as follows:

  • TPO – Temporary Protective Orders
    A Temporary Protective Order, or TPO, is effectively the same as a restraining order. If you have fears that your spouse may act violently in the course of your divorce, you should consider requesting a TPO. A potential downfall to placing a TPO on a business professional is that it could cause them to lose certain accredidations or licensing thereby dramatically altering your request for support payments. As your divorce attorney we can help you to make an appropriate decision regarding requesting a TPO or restraining order.
  • Temporary Child Custody Order
    Children can easily become the biggest victims in a divorce. Parents fighting over child custody is traumatic for children, and can escalate the tensions in an already emotionally charged event. A temporary child custody order, whether parent slike it or not, can bring sanity to this explosive matter by clearly defining the rights and limitations of each parent. Additionally the children are in a better position to have a sense of stability during the divorce process.
  • Temporary Child Support Order
    Anyone going through a divorce will be facing significant changes to their financial situation. A temporary child support order can bring stability and equity into a situation where the primary income earner is no longer willing to provide money for their children. This is an important item to consider because a family going through divorce can quickly fall into financial ruin and lose the ability to pay for food, medical care, clothing, education expenses, and similar expenses related to raising children.
  • Temporary Spousal Support Order
    Anyone going through a divorce will be facing significant changes to their financial situation. A temporary spousal support order can bring stability and equity into a situation where the primary income earner is no longer willing to provide money for their spouse. This is an important item to consider because a person going through divorce can quickly fall into financial ruin and risk losing a home, car, or suffer with an inability to pay for household bills or food.
  • Temporary Property Possession Order
    This type of temporary order may be written to formalize who is allowed to live in the primary residence, possess cars, motorcycles, or other marital property until the divorce is settled. If children are involved there is a strong possibility that all considerations made by the court will be based on what best serves the needs of the children.
  • Temporary Order Not To Sell Assets
    Unfortunately it is common for a spouse to sell or dispose of marital property while going through a divorce. Sometimes this is done to generate cash, while other times it is done in a vindictive spirit when selling off items of personal value or sentimental value to the other spouse. There are also cases where a spouse will “sell” items to a friend in an attempt to remove it from the divorce property division process with expectations of buying the property back after the divorce. A temporary order is pro-active solution to prevent this problem.