A hearing for my spouses motion for temporary support was set by Opposing Counsel and it was set for a 30 minute duration. 30 minutes was not sufficient enough time in which to have all the pertinent evidence presented and discussed. The Judge during the hearing mentioned the same. Nevertheless a rushed hearing was realized and a temporary order was given. Do I have proper grounds to file a motion for rehearing OR would filing a motion to modify or vacate the temporary order be appropriate?
You are actually looking for a reconsideration and not a rehearing. They often confused and considered the same. Having gotten that off my chest, you can file a Motion for Reconsideration within 10 days of the rendering (signing) of the order. Since you have a temporary order, it will have some expiration date. If it is overly burdensome, you can request reconsideration and this time make sure there is sufficient time available.
When you go for the hearing, remind the judge there was insufficient time to fully address all the issues. While this may be your biggest case, it is only one of many for the judge. He may not remember it.
Unfortunately, that is very common in family law hearings because they involve complex issues. However, the good news is that the order was only temporary. I would need some further details to properly advise you as to the specifics of your situation (for example how long the order will be in effect and for what purpose). However, when a judge does not feel he has heard all the relevant facts (as you state was the case), yet believes he heard enough evidence to provide immediate support, a temporary order may be granted. Those orders are typically short in duration, and one or more hearings take place before a permanent order is granted. If the support that was awarded temporarily is excessive and/or unjust, it can be addressed prior to the entry of a final order.
The contents of this answer should be considered friendly advice, not legal advice and the answer should not be construed to constitute an attorney-client relationship.
There is no way to tell, but a short hearing alone is not a basis for either. You're remedy would have been to seek a continuance on the record and challenge the issues if the court denied it. You will likely find usually little solace with the court as the losing party, simply because the hearing went forward and you don't like the result, and may risk offending the court over a perception that you wasted the court's time earlier. As you can see, your lack of having a lawyer represent you, when there is one on the other side is a recipe for disaster, you need to retain your own lawyer ASAP to address this matter before it gets further out of hand.
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