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Temporary Orders Protect Everyone During a Divorce

In Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

It is no secret that people make poor decisions surrounding separations and divorce. There are so many dynamics that make it an emotionally unstable time that even individuals with healthy coping abilities cannot help but become completely overwhelmed. These poor decisions manifest themselves in unstable and sometimes dangerous behaviors. In North Carolina, the legislature has recognized the need for stability and safety during volatile times and has granted courts discretion to enter various orders designed to establish some normalcy throughout divorce proceedings. Temporary child custody and support order. North Carolina General Statute § 50-13.5 allows a court to enter a temporary order that establishes the children’s custody arrangements during the divorce proceedings, as well as a temporary child support order to ensure that the children’s caretaker can maintain financial stability …