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Pendente Lite Motions

Pendente Lite Motions

Pendente lite motions are motions made in matrimonial actions to obtain temporary orders that cannot wait until the results of a trial or final agreement. They are designed in theory to maintain a status quo to allow both spouses to continue to live while the divorce is proceeding.

Pendente lite motions typically include the following issues

  • Pendente lite custody
  • Pendente lite parenting time
  • Pendente lite child support
  • Pendente lite spousal support
  • Pendente lite exclusive occupancy
  • Pendente lite counsel fee awards
  • Pendente lite expert fee awards

Pendente lite relief can only be granted by making a motion. The rules of procedure and governing case law require these motions to include certain language and mandatory exhibits, depending on what relief is being requested.

Reach out if you have any questions

J. Douglas Barics
Attorney at Law

356 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 3
Commack, NY 11725

Phone: (631) 864-2600

Fax (631) 543-2888


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