1. Motion and Affidavit for Emergency Ex Parte Order
THIS FORM IS NOT TO BE USED IN PROTECTION FROM ABUSE MATTERS. TO REQUEST A PROTECTION FROM ABUSE EXPARTE ORDER PLEASE USE FORM 654.
A Motion and Affidavit for an Emergency Ex Parte Order is usually forwarded to a Hearing Officer the same day they are filed and can be granted WITHOUT notice to the opposing party. This extreme form of emergency relief will be used only in the most extraordinary of cases. In order to request an Emergency Ex Parte Order, you must sign a Motion and Affidavit stating that immediate and irreparable harm will result if the request is not granted and explain what the immediate and irreparable harm is. You must also file an underlying petition, such as a Petition for custody, in order to file a Motion and Affidavit for Emergency Ex Parte Order. A Hearing Officer will review your Motion and Affidavit and determine whether an Emergency Ex Parte Order should be granted.
If an Emergency Ex Parte Order is granted, a full hearing must be held within ten days (unless extended by the Court) to provide the opposing party the opportunity to be heard.
2. Motion for Interim (Temporary) Relief
If you wish to file for temporary relief or a temporary Court Order (i.e. you would like financial relief or temporary custody), you may file a Motion for Interim Relief. "Interim Relief" refers to a temporary Court Order that would be in place until a full hearing can be held.
3. Motion for Priority
A Motion For Priority Scheduling differs from the first two Motions described in that, rather than asking for some type of temporary relief, it requests that the full hearing on the matter be held sooner than it would were the case to go through normal processing and scheduling. As with the Motion For Interim Relief, a Motion For Priority Scheduling will not be decided until the opposing party has been served and given an opportunity to file a response.
In order to obtain priority scheduling, you must submit an Affidavit indicating that substantial and irreparable harm will occur if priority scheduling is not granted.
4. Temporary Visitation Order
A Motion for Interim Visitation may be filed by a parent to request that a visitation schedule be established prior to a hearing. In order to file this Motion, you must simultaneously file a Petition for Custody or a Petition for Visitation or have filed either of these Petitions prior to filing the Motion.