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What happens between filing for and finalizing a divorce?

Getting divorced doesn't happen like a marriage, where you go from being single to being married in the span of one ceremony. Divorce is a process that typically takes several weeks, and sometimes months. 

With that in mind, readers should understand that this is a time of transition.  Many people going through divorce do not know what to expect from the process. Below, we briefly explain a few important things to know when you find yourself somewhere between getting divorced and divorced.

Temporary orders

Temporary orders for financial support or custody of your children may be necessary in many North Carolina divorces. Whether you come to an agreement on these matters yourselves or you file a request with the courts, it is typically wise to act as soon as possible. It is also important to understand that temporary orders won't necessarily become permanent, but failing to comply with them can have serious and long-term consequences.

Money issues

Financial habits and resources are under intense scrutiny during a divorce. As such, it is crucial that parties do not attempt to hide assets, go on a spending spree, open credit cards or take money out of retirement accounts. Not only could this make property division matters confusing and contentious, it could also have legal penalties for misconduct.

Living arrangements

During a divorce, most people live separately, often with one person staying in the marital home. Though, some people want to stay living together. Parents might opt for a nesting-style arrangement where parents move in and out of the marital while children stay there full-time. Whatever you decide, you will want to understand the implications of your arrangement, as it could affect separation requirements for divorce or invite abandonment allegations.

Navigating the time between filing for divorce and finalizing a divorce can be very difficult, particularly when you have never been in this upsetting situation before. Rather than risk the consequences that can follow any missteps, you should discuss what you should and should not do with your attorney. 

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