Temporary Support

Family Law and Divorce in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County, and surrounding West Florida areas.

Clients are often worried about how they will support themselves during the pendency of a divorce or paternity action, which can be a very lengthy process depending on the situation. This is achieved by requesting temporary support from the Court. You may have heard temporary support orders referred to by lawyers as “pendente lite,” which is a Latin term meaning “pending the litigation.” The Court may award temporary child support as well as temporary spousal support (commonly referred to as alimony). An award of child or spousal support is based on the need of one spouse and the ability to pay of the other spouse. The Court can also determine other temporary matters such as temporary timesharing (custody) arrangements, possession of the marital home, and ordering a spouse not to sell valuable assets.

If you need assistance with temporary child or spousal support, divorce, paternity suits, or other family law matters, please contact our office, as our attorneys have extensive experience in handling temporary support issues in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County, and the surrounding West Florida areas.


Greene & Greene, Attorneys at Law, is your destination for Family Law, Collaborative Divorce, Probate (Estate) and Trust Litigation, Probate Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianship Litigation and Guardianship Administration, and serves clients in and around St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Largo, Seminole, Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Pete Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Hillsborough and Pinellas County.