Get or Modify Orders

Restraining Orders

If domestic violence occurs, on application showing sufficient facts, the court will immediately issue temporary personal restraining orders to protect a spouse, live-in,  former live-in, or party to a romantic relationship.  If the police issued a 3-day temporary order, it will expire.  The court will consider sworn declarations from both sides.  It may also set a date to hear live testimony from both sides.

Other orders are available to immediately restrain removing children, the disposition of property, or to stop or to require that certain action be taken.  All such orders are applied for to the court in what are called “ex-parte” proceedings.

Enforce Orders

Depending on what sort of order it is, there are court procedures available to enforce orders. Money orders are subject to several forms of collection. Other orders may require creativity to enforce, from obtaining customized enforcement orders to proving the party is in contempt of court and should be jailed until he/she performs.

Changing (Modification of) Orders

Family law orders are subject to change if the circumstances on which they are based change.  Support is likely to be subject to change when a payor party is laid off, for example, or if a child has become a young adult and has a reasonable basis to choose a different parenting arrangement. Or, a parent wishes to move away with the children.

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