My judge was very sympathetic with my wife and the temporary orders are heavily slanted in her favor.
I fear that the final trial and resulting orders will be even more prejudiced in favor of my wife.
What can I do in this situation if the temporary orders appear to set me up for unfavorable final orders?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Nebraska divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
The most important thing you can do to protect yourself in trial is make sure that you are represented by an experienced attorney with a strong background in domestic litigation. It will be imperative that all information regarding the case is properly introduced and put on the record at trial.
This will do two things.
First of all, it will provide the judge with all pertinent facts relating to the property distribution, including facts that might not have been present at the temporary hearing. Second, it will protect your position in the event you attempt to appeal the final order.
You do not state whether you currently have an attorney. If so, you need to discuss these concerns with your attorney. If not, then you need to consult a domestic litigation attorney immediately.
Some states are more lenient with the terms under which a party can get a judge recused from a case. These kinds of laws are state specific.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.