The Divorce Process in El Paso, Texas: From Beginning to End

Temporary Orders in an El Paso Divorce Case

If your case is contested, you can expect to have one or more pretrial hearings, including a hearing on temporary orders. This is a hearing at which certain issues such as:

  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Use of Property
  • Allocation of Debts
  • Temporary Injunctions

All are decided on a temporary basis. Temporary orders are in effect until the court enters the final order. Click here for an example of a judge's order after a contested temporary orders hearing.

If you have a temporary orders hearing, all of the El Paso divorce courts require you to supply detailed financial information in the form of a monthly income and expense statement. You must have your financial information form completed before the start of the temporary orders hearing. Click here for an example of the information that is typically supplied to the court.

The El Paso divorce courts typically allocate 30 minutes for hearings on temporary orders. If you need more time than this, it will take you longer to get your hearing date.

At the conclusion of the hearing, the judge will also set a schedule for your case. This scheduling order can include deadlines for completing discovery and filing an inventory, a deadline to mediate the case and a deadline to conduct a final settlement conference. Some courts will not give you a date for your final hearing unless you conduct a settlement conference - even if you have already mediated the case.

Jim K. Jopling
Attorney at Law
747 East San Antonio, Suite 103
El Paso, Texas 79912

(915) 541-6099

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(866) 864-6854