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    You and your spouse have decided to get a divorce. One of you has agreed to move out of your marital home, but who gets the kids and when? Who pays what bills? Who gets the second car? These matters will all be finalized when your Michigan divorce is wrapped up but, in the meantime, interim orders make it clear who is responsible for everything right now.

    Address Major Issues Temporarily with Interim Orders

    Interim orders are arguments heard in family court and quickly decided upon to allow rules to be put in place for couples to follow as their divorce is worked out. It takes time for a divorce – a minimum of 60 days to complete in Michigan and, if kids are involved, a minimum of 180 days. In reality, though, divorces can take a year or longer, and no one can live their life in flux for that amount of time.

    The matters of greatest urgency that usually can’t wait for the end of a divorce to be addressed are child custody, parenting time, spousal support, child support, and property and asset division. Interim orders create a more peaceful divorce process by making the following possible:

    1. Avoid debt. Divorce can be expensive in many ways, whether it’s giving up assets, paying support, or incurring legal fees. The last thing a person wants is to go into debt because they’re paying for their old household, a new household, and every need of their kids without any help from their ex. The lower-earning or non-earning spouse in a marriage can file for interim spousal support to maintain a standard of living and be able to afford groceries, bills, and other household expenses.
    2. Create stability for the kids. Your kids’ lives can’t be on hold while you and your ex figure out who gets custody. A child’s schedule should be maintained and, ideally, divorce will cause as little upheaval as possible. With interim child custody orders, you can make sure your child’s education, activities, living arrangements, and more are established and honored throughout your divorce.
    3. See your kids when you want. Particularly bitter divorces can have some parents trying to use the kids as bargaining tools or withholding time with the kids to get what they want. An interim parenting time order ensures that both parents get the time they want and deserve with their kids. As with all legal matters involving children, the court will always act in the best interests of the kids, even if that doesn’t mesh with what parents think is best.
    4. Afford everything your kids need. When you and your spouse split, they may take their financial support right along with them. Even if you have gainful employment, splitting up a formerly two-income household will be difficult, especially when you have kids’ needs to fulfill. Interim child support orders will ensure that your kid’s standard of living is maintained so they have the food, clothes, medical care, and more that they need.

    It is natural to be concerned about your financial standing, or worry that your ex may make decisions for your children or regarding shared assets and property while your divorce is in progress. Work with your Michigan divorce lawyer to ensure that all interim orders are filed in a timely manner so you are confident about your financial situation and the safety of your kids as you work out the particulars of your divorce. Contact the family law attorneys at Femminineo Attorneys for support.


    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

    During traditional business hours, please call us at: (586) 954-9500

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