Temporary custody refers to the placement of a child in the legal custody (allocation of parental responsibilities) of a caregiver for a specified amount of time. This placement can only occur while two caregivers are legally separated, or as they are getting a divorce or dissolving a civil union.
If temporary custody is ordered, one caregiver will become the child's custodial parent while the other becomes the child's non-custodial parent for the duration of the dissolution case. Failure to follow 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 change (modify) the temporary custody order.