In many instances, one party during a case needs the court to Order some kind of temporary support so that the party can maintain a standard of living during the portion of the case. Temporary support may become permanent support if a party petitions the court and is successful.
In Illinois, under 750 ILCS 5/501, either party may move for:
(1) Temporary maintenance or temporary support of a child;
(2) A temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction;
(i) Retraining any person from transferring, encumbering, concealing or otherwise disposing of any property except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life..
(ii) Enjoining a party from removing a child
(3) Other appropriate temporary relief:
(i) Interim attorney’s fees and costs in a prejudgment;
For more in depth information regarding temporary support, please refer to 750 ILCS 5/501.