Temporary Custody

Temporary custody is a temporary allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) to you, your spouse or partner, or both. This temporary allocation can only be made while the two of you are legally separated, and/or are currently in the process of divorcing or dissolving your civil union.


If temporary custody is ordered, one parent will become the child's custodial parent while the other becomes the child's non-custodial parent for either a specified period of time, or for the duration of a dissolution proceeding. Failure to follow the terms of the temporary custody order may result in harsh penalties.


If you can show that the current custody arrangement is not in the best interests of the child nor in the best interests of both parents, you may be able to modify the temporary custody order.