Definition

Also called temporary order

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    A court order which is only effective for a limited time.

    Kevin Ritchie. “Reporting the Courts: A desk guide and glossary” (2006)

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    Another interim order definition is a temporary court decree, which is put into effect until something else is done.

    Michigan Judicial Institute. “Handbook of Legal Terms” (2015)

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    A temporary court order that stays in place only until a court can make a decision on the issue at a full hearing.

    Victoria Law Foundation. “Legal glossary” (2015)

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    An interim order, also sometimes called a temporary order, is any order made in a case before the final order or decree is made. In family cases, these are short-term decisions by the judge about issues such as child support, child custody, visitation, possession of the family home, attorney fees, spousal support or payment of debts. The final order may be entirely different.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)