Interim Order

Definition - What does Interim Order mean?

An interim order is one that is made at the outset of a case which is of a temporary nature and which acts as a ruling until the actual ruling is made. An example would be when spouses are divorcing who have children are are both fighting for primary custody. Before the judge decides which parent to appoint as full custodian, they will rule that a certain action be undertaken for the duration of the case such as splitting custody or allowing the children to stay with one or the other parent.

Justipedia explains Interim Order

Interim orders can be made in any type of case. They can be a regular first step of a case or can be taken in the form of an injunction which means that the order is immediate and is made to stop an act from occurring until a formal order is made.

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