The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman - Portland Divorce Lawyer

Portland Lawyer for Temporary Relief During Divorce

Experienced Pendente Lite Relief lawyer

Any party to a divorce, legal separation or paternity case, may petition the court for an award of "temporary relief." Courts generally refer to this as "pendente lite" relief. A pendente lite relief request is framed through an Order to Show Cause and is used to address issues such as temporary custody, family support, child support, spousal support, possession of the family residence, use of vehicles and other issues which need to be addressed prior to entry of the final judgment.

We can help you obtain temporary relief for your family. Call the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman at (503) 223-8441 or Contact Us for a free consultation.

Paul F. Sherman is an Experienced Pendente Lite Attorney for Temporary Custody and Support Issues

Many of our clients need to obtain temporary relief during divorce, separation or custody proceedings to address issues such as:

  • Temporary custody
  • Status quo
  • Emergency custody
  • Immediate danger
  • Parenting Plans
  • Family support
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Exclusive possession of the family residence
  • Use of vehicles
  • Suit money (attorneys fees)

Temporary relief may be entered by stipulation or order of the court in the form of a Limited Judgment. These orders provide a mechanism for enforcement of temporary support and custody issues during the pendency of your case.

Contact Paul F. Sherman for Advice on Pendente Lite Relief in Your Case

We know you have questions, and we have answers. If you need more information about the use of pendente lite or temporary relief orders in your case, contact the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman at (503) 223-8441 or Contact Us for a free consultation with an experienced Portland divorce and family law lawyer.


The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman represents divorce and family law clients throughout Oregon, Washington, and California. Our experienced Portland divorce and family law attorney represents individuals in metropolitan Portland, Aloha, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Clackamas, Boring, Canby, West Linn, Tualatin, Sherwood, Newberg, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Longview, St. Helens, Scappoose, Sandy, Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Newport, Hood River, Bend, Redmond, Eugene and throughout Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Clark County.