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What is a Motion for Temporary Support in my Tampa Divorce?

A Motion for Temporary Support is a critical tool to Tampa Divorce Attorneys during your divorce because it can provide short term economic assistance.  Tampa Divorce Attorneys are often presented with situations where unfortunately their clients are unable sustain themselves and pay their bills and/or pay for the necessary costs of a divorce while it is still pending without help from their other spouse.  The temporary support can also be used to pay for forensic accountants, investigators or other professionals to assist during the pendency of the divorce. This most often occurs when one party is the primary breadwinner for the family and the other person makes either significantly less than they do or does not work at all.

It is important to consider that it is necessary to quickly complete your financial affidavit and mandatory disclosures if you will be seeking temporary support.  Our Tampa Divorce Attorneys work with our clients to attempt to get these financial disclosures completed within the first twenty days of our representation.  This permits our office to assist you with making a determination as to whether to seek temporary support and weather you will likely succeed.  Further, it permits us to quickly determine whether a motion for temporary support can be filed in your case.

Secondly, like all matters concerning alimony and attorney’s fees in Tampa divorce cases, the party seeking the support must demonstrate a need and that the other party has the ability to pay.  This ties in with why it is absolutely critical to quickly file the financial disclosures outline above, so that it demonstrates your financial situation to the court quickly.  If the other side refuses to complete these documents, we can utilize motions to compel and request our attorney’s fees be paid by the other party.  This will force them to rapidly comply with their disclosure requirements.  Of course, there are also means to defend against these when representing the more financially sound party.  We have had great success in defending our clients, when their spouse files a motion for temporary support.

If you or someone you know has questions concerning their Tampa divorce or a motion for temporary support, contact the Tampa divorce attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultations.  We have handled a wide variety of issues in Tampa divorces throughout the Bay Area.   If you would like to contact one of our Tampa divorce attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website.  We appreciate you taking the time to check out our Tampa Divorce attorney blog and look forward to hearing from you.