Do Temporary Orders Expire If The Case Keeps Being Delayed?

divorce lawyer Caroline ThompsonQuestion:

My case keeps getting delayed, rescheduled, and pushed back due to continuances and the court schedule.

Once a temporary order and an order setting hearing has been filed in the court, when does it expire if the judge has not heard the case?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Pennsylvania divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

Typically, once an order is entered in the court, that order will remain in full force and effect until such time as a new order is entered with the court either vacating, modifying, or upholding the order as it was originally written.

Unfortunately, court proceedings can be delayed for a variety of reasons. Where I practice, you can contact the court administration office to determine when the hearing will be rescheduled for.

Also, if you are not in agreement with a postponement of the court proceeding, then you can formally object to the postponement. Many times, if a party objects to a postponement, then the hearing will proceed on that day, although there is certainly no guarantee that the postponement will be denied.

Until such time as the order is upheld, vacated, or modified, all of the terms of the order should be followed. If the terms of the temporary order are not followed, then that can have a bearing on the final outcome of the hearing, i.e., if you do not follow the order, it could negatively impact you at the time of the hearing.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Philadelphia Divorce Lawyer Caroline J. Thompson, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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