Our team understands that sometimes court intervention (meaning having issues decided by a judge) is necessary in order to come to a resolution of your family law case. Court intervention can become necessary at several points in any family law case.
- At the beginning of a family law case, “ex parte” (meaning without the other parties’ presence) relief may be necessary to protect a party and/or child’s personal safety or to protect particular assets- this is most commonly accomplished by either a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order or a Temporary Restraining Order.
- Temporary Orders may be necessary to address issues at the beginning or in the middle of a case until a final order can be entered. Issues that can be decided in temporary orders include child/spousal support, possession and access of the children, payment of bills, payment of attorney’s fees, sale of property and which party is going to live in the marital or shared residence.
- Other issues may need to be set for hearing in order to force action to be taken. Some issues that may need to be set for hearing include: discovery matters (obtaining information from the other side), attorney’s fees, enforcement actions, and other necessary motions to keep a case moving forward.
- In order to finalize a matter, a Final Order will need to be entered. If the parties cannot reach a settlement, the judge will need to decide the issues of the case.
Our team has handled complex litigation from beginning to end and are experienced in advocating our client’s concerns inside the courtroom in an aggressive yet professional manner. We have expertise in custody, property and modification litigation that will assist you in achieving a good outcome if it is necessary to go to court.