How long does it take to get Temporary Orders in an Arizona Divorce Case?
It can take a judge thirty to sixty days to schedule a Temporary Orders Hearing. The court can set a hearing sooner if you file a motion to expedite that hearing and can demonstrate valid reasons for the request.
Such reasons may include that you have been cut off from all community income and do not have an income to support yourself or your children are in danger of serious physical, emotional, or psychological harm.
In some cases, the court may issue emergency child custody orders the same day the petition for an emergency custody order is requested by a parent, if the Petition filed provides sufficient facts that, if true, would mean the children are in imminent danger of serious physical, emotional, or psychological harm.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about how long it takes to get temporary orders in divorce in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about divorce laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.