ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE / REQUEST FOR ORDER
An Order To Show Cause/Request For Order is documentation filed with the court, setting a court hearing date so that your issues can be heard in court on the court’s next available court date which is usually within 6-8 weeks. This means that you can file an Order To Show Cause for custody, visitation, child support and/or spousal support/alimony and get into court within 6-8 weeks to obtain court orders.
You can also file an Order To Show Cause/Request For Order for any other issues you may have and need to get into court to resolve for example, Spousal support/Alimony issues, requesting DNA testing, the sell or refinance of a house etc.
EX-PARTE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE / REQUEST FOR ORDER
An Ex-Parte Order to Show Cause is an “emergency hearing” wherein you can get into court within 2-3 days or even sooner depending on the time it take to prepare the documentation. Again, an Ex-Parte is only an option when there is an emergency situation needing an immediate Court order, such as the other parent has abducted your child, leaving the state with your child, or your child is in a dangerous situation.
Fees for an Order to Show Cause/Request for Order and/or a Response start as low as $500.