Divorce from B & B

Temporary orders are often good predictors of permanent orders.


  1. I would assume that a judge will order some support for some period of time given the prior award.

  2. I would assume that the children will stay with you if things are going well without regard to her improvement.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I was recently awarded temporary custody of the children and my wife was ordered out of the home in 30 days. She is an alcoholic and has created unsafe conditions for the children.
My questions…

  1. I am ordered to pay $1000 a month temporarily. She has not worked in 20 yrs. If the separation goes to court how likely will it be that I need to pay her alimony if I have the children?
  2. She has finally checked herself in to a treatment center right after the judges decision. The children are finally setteling into a safe and happy life though it will take some time. If I continue to be the best father I can be - what are the chances of her getting custody in the end? I hope she betters herself but I know that can take years. I hope a judge will see that as well.

Thanks you in advance.