A temporary relief hearing is a court hearing that determines what will happen during the pendency of your family law matter. For example, if a couple is divorcing and they cannot agree on parenting time during their divorce proceedings, they can ask the court to determine temporary custody and parenting time. Parties can also ask the Court to grant them exclusive occupancy of the home (i.e. request that the party can live there and the other party has to move out), temporary child support, and temporary spousal maintenance.
Temporary relief hearings are typically pretty expensive since a lot of time and work is required for the paperwork. Clients are encouraged to try and work out any issues during the interim of the proceedings to save on fees. However, if there are issues that must be resolved as soon as possible, a temporary relief hearing is the venue for you to get this relief.