Temporary Court Orders
There are some standard court orders listed on the back of the Summons form. These orders are binding on the Petition from the time the Petition is signed, even if it isn't served (served) until later. They are binding on the responding spouse or partner beginning on the day that the responding spouse or partner was given his or her copy of the Petition and Summons.
Sometimes, however, people need additional court orders to be put in place until the judge can make the final decisions ending the marriage or registered domestic partnership. After the first papers were filed with the clerk's office, either you or your spouse or partner may file forms asking for a hearing at which a judge can make temporary orders covering:
If you need emergency or immediate orders, then ask for Ex Parte orders, or for an Order Shortening Time, for a quick court hearing date.