101 South Hanley, Suite 1280 Clayton, MO 63105
314.283.8930; henry@elsterlaw.com

Appealing Pendente Lite (PDL) Judgments in a Divorce

Judgments and orders¬†Pendente Lite (“PDL”) in a divorce may order that one party is awarded attorney fees, child custody, child support, and/or spousal maintenance while the litigation is pending. Although a PDL action falls under scope of the overall divorce proceeding — and is made in anticipation of a final dissolution decree — ¬†it is […]

Read More

Pendente Lite (Temporary Custody and Support)

Pendente Lite is a snobby legal term which inherently sounds sophisticated. Like most legal terms of art or causes of actions, it’s a Latin phrase; it means “while the litigation is pending.” The phrase in Missouri Law almost exclusively refers to a judgment pending a final decree and dissolution of marriage. Consider the following: say […]

Read More