If you’re going through a Florida divorce and need a Florida divorce attorney and have already filed the initial pleadings yourself, how do you know which party is supposed to pay for what? What can you do when you’re waiting for the Florida divorce to be finalized? A TEMPORARY NEEDS HEARING is the answer! In a temporary needs hearing, a judge will look at each party’s income to debt ratio and order a temporary spousal support, child support and marital debt payments. The temporary needs hearing is probably the most important hearing during the dissolution process before finalization occurs. It helps to set the tone for the rest of the Jacksonville, Florida divorce process and it also identifies the responsibilities of each party regarding the marital debts. If you are suffering financially pending finalization of your divorce, please contact our office at 904-685-1200 to talk to a divorce lawyer about helping you through this process.