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What is Pendente Lite Hearing?

What is a Pendente Lite Hearing? It is a temporary support meeting where the courts awards temporary custody, temporary support pending the outcome of the final divorce. And the Pendente Lite ruling or order can often time be in effect for a year or two before the divorce is finalized. Now, what happens in a pendente lite hearing, the court normally establishes child support, spousal support, whose gonna live in the marital residence, there maybe injunctions against wasting of assets, no harrasment in any party, no overnight visitors of the opposite sex while the children are in your care and health insurance coverage if you are already covering your children.