Ex-Parte Orders in Michigan Divorces
What are ex-parte and temporary orders during a Michigan divorce case?
These are orders entered by the court during the pendency or at the beginning of a Michigan family law case.
An ex-parte and a mutual restraining order in Michigan usually seek to preserve assets such as avoiding the cancellation of insurance, withdrawal of retirement accounts, cancellation or excessive charging of credit cards, selling stocks/bonds and other financial instruments, utilities or the change of beneficiaries of certain policies. These are usually used in emergency situations, and the other party is not given notice prior to the order being entered. These orders should be used with caution, because many issues are better resolved by other means.
A temporary order in a Michigan case typically covers custody, parenting time, use of marital residence, child support, spousal support, attorney and expert witness fees and referral to the friend of the court. There are a number of other issues, which a temporary order may address in a Michigan divorce.
A request for a temporary order can be made at anytime during the pendency of the case that sets forth facts supporting the relief requested.
If a Michigan court grants a temporary order it is in effect until modified or until the final judgment of divorce is granted. It is possible that the final judgment will simply preserve the temporary orders making them final. .
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