A Motion for Temporary Relief, commonly called a “Temporary Hearing,” is the first hearing in most cases filed in Family Court. The hearing itself is scheduled in response to a written motion filed by either side. The various clerk’s offices will schedule the date and time of the hearing. They are under a directive that this first hearing must be held within 30 days of filing the request; most often the hearing will come much sooner than the 30 day-deadline.
Why is a Temporary Hearing needed?
Judges take this opportunity to solve immediate, pressing problems, such as those that sim [Read more…]