Is it possible for the court to order child support during a divorce?

Related Ads

Question:

My husband and I are in the middle of a divorce, and the children live with me.  He has not offered to help with any of the expenses I have associated with the children.  Is it possible for the court to order child support during divorce?

Answer:

Yes, while a divorce, dissolution of marriage or legal separation lawsuit is pending, a court may order one spouse to pay "temporary" child support to the other spouse. Such an order, issued while the lawsuit is pending, is often called a "pendente lite" order (a Latin term meaning "pending the lawsuit") or "temporary child support order” for the parent with child custody during divorce  The temporary order will last until a permanent child support obligation order takes its place.  For help getting a temporary order, seek the advice of an experienced family law attorney.

This article is provided for informational purposes only. If you need legal advice or representation,
click here to have an attorney review your case .
NOLODRUPAL-web1:DRU1.6.12.2.20161011.41205