Whether you are representing yourself through most of a divorce case or you have a family law attorney at your side, you should always ask a family law attorney about temporary family support or temporary spousal support or temporary child support or attorneys fees.
Temporary support is just that, temporary. It is intended to operate until the divorce is finalized, at which point the orders for support in the divorce decree control the future, permanent, support.
Temporary support is often awarded in cases where one spouse is significantly wealthier than the other spouse, however this is not a foregone conclusion. With the aid of a family law attorney, you can work to prevent or to achieve temporary support.