So you got served, now what?

It can be scary to be served a complaint, let alone this motion. You may see this in divorce, custody, or support matters. You’re looking at this document where the other party is requesting just about everything including attorney’s fees. But think of this hearing as a way for the judge to set the status quo on a temporary basis. These hearings require certain documents and most times oral arguments. There are certain rules when it comes to service of this motion. There are rules regarding time limits and page requirements. These hearings can often set the tone for your case and having counsel can be an advantage.


Motion for Temporary RElief

Order of Protection hearings can sometimes coincide with a domestic violence charge in criminal court. There are distinctions between the two courts that you need to know about. Some parties may utilize this as an attempt to circumvent the family court. There is a standard that has to be proven to a judge in order to successfully obtain an order of protection. Litigants without attorneys can often go the court house and fill out a packet to schedule these hearings. These are evidentiary, which means evidence and testimony of witnesses/parties will be taken and considered. It is wise to have an attorney at these hearings.


Request for order of protection

Custody actions can involve requests for child support OR the enforcement rights for child support can be assigned to DSS. Some of the major elements you want to think about with custody and child support is time and decision making. Child support is based on codified guidelines which may include parties’ incomes, overnights with a child, health insurance, daycare, just to name a few. Many parties get confused with the terms "joint custody" and "sole custody," where one may sound better than the other, but you need to understand the distinction and what you should or should not ask for. It’s advantageous to consult with an attorney to evaluate this.


Custody or Child support Action

Disclaimer: Any result the lawyer or law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. No two cases are alike and Chris Jacob Family Law, LLC or it’s principal make no guarantees. This media source or any derivative thereof does not create an attorney/client relationship. Any copying, altering, or dissemination other than what is publicly available, without express permission is prohibited. 

Motion for Temporary Relief

Requests for an Order of Protection

Custody or Child Support Action

It can be scary to be served a complaint yet alone this motion. You may see this in divorce, custody, or support matters You’re looking at this document where the other party is requesting just about everything including attorney’s fees. But think of this hearing as a way for the judge to set the status quo, on a temporary basis. These hearings require certain documents and most times oral arguments. There are certain rules when it comes to service of this motion. There are rules regarding time limits and page requirements. These hearings can often set the tone for your case and having counsel can be an advantage

Motion for Temporary Relief

Requests for an Order of Protection

Custody or Child Support Action

Order of Protection hearings can sometimes coincide with a domestic violence charge in criminal court. There are distinctions between the two courts that you need to know about. Some parties may utilize this as an attempt to circumvent the family court. There is a standard that has to be proven to a judge in order to successfully obtain an order of protection. Litigants without attorneys can often go the court house and fill out a packet to schedule these hearings. These are evidentiary which means evidence and testimony of witnesses/parties will be taken and considered. It is wise to have an attorney at these hearings.

Motion for Temporary Relief

Requests for an Order of Protection

Custody or Child Support Action

Custody actions can involve requests for child support OR the enforcement rights for child support can be assigned to DSS. Some of the major elements you want to think about with custody and child support is time and decision making. Child support is based on codified guidelines which may include parties’ incomes, overnights with a child, health insurance, daycare, just to name a few. Many parties get confused with the terms joint custody and sole custody, where one may sound better than the other, but you need to understand the distinction and what you should or should not ask for. It’s advantageous to consult with an attorney to evaluate this

Disclaimer: Any result the lawyer or law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. No two cases are alike and Chris Jacob Family Law, LLC or it’s principal make no guarantees. This media source or any derivative thereof does not create an attorney/client relationship. Any copying, altering, or dissemination other than what is publicly available, without express permission is prohibited. 

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*Any result the law firm has achieved on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be achieved for other clients.