Once you file the divorce, you are entitled to a Pendente Lite hearing which will establish some temporary rules regarding child custody and support, property issues as to who has possession of the house or cars, spousal support, and health insurance. You should consult with an attorney regarding the filing and the timing of subsequent hearings. Each circuit court has their own local rules as to how to schedule and when you may schedule these matters. Generally, a PL hearing can be set within a matter of a week or so after the filing.
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