What is the process and how soon can we get a hearing?
What is the process and how soon can we get a hearing? At the time of the initial office conference and after you have paid the requested retainer, the attorney and the client will decide exactly what to file, such as Original Petition for Divorce with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) or Original Petition for Divorce and Hearing for Temporary Orders. A TRO must be heard within 14 days from the day the Petition is filed. A Hearing for Temporary Orders usually can be heard anywhere from 2 to 21 days.
Your spouse will be served with the documents. The judge will make Temporary Orders on property issues, debt issues, conservatorship of the children, visitation and child support. It is possible to try to settle before the hearing, and enter the Temporary Orders at the time of the hearing.