Emergency Motions

Emergency Motions

Emergency Motions in Tampa

Emergency Motions in Tampa
An emergency motion is a motion that is presented in court without the normal requisite notice. It is a special motion used for considering a decision quickly in order to avoid irreparable harm. An emergency motion provides immediate relief as the response is delivered more quickly than a normal one by the court. Common emergency issues in family court include a threat that a party will leave the jurisdiction with a child, put a child in danger, or dissipate or destroy a marital asset. During an emergency custody hearing, a judge hears preliminary evidence and addresses emergency issues only. However, these hearings are extremely important as often times, the emergency orders are made permanent as time passes and the parties operate well enough under them.

Emergency Motions Solutions
For litigants, emergency hearings are even more stressful than regular hearings because of the stress involved in the emergency situation, as well as the stress of hiring an attorney and getting her up to speed quickly. The attorneys of Open Palm Law understand that these are stressful times for their clients, and they strive to keep their clients and the situation as calm as possible, while obtaining positive results.

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FAQs for Emergency Motions

What types of matters will a court consider in an emergency fashion?

A court may provide emergency relief to avoid irreparable harm, such as the danger to a child, the removal of a child from its jurisdiction, or the destruction of property or evidence.

Are there any negative effects of being denied a motion for emergency hearing?

Yes. Requests for emergency hearings should only be utilized in extreme circumstances. If you move for an emergency hearing and the court does not agree that it is an emergency, the judge who will decide your matter may view you as overly litigious or less credible than your opponent.



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