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TO GET A TEMPORARY (EMERGENCY) MODIFICATION OF CUSTODY AND/OR PARENTING TIME ("visitation")
WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE TO THE OTHER PARTY
ATTENTION: You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation:
  • You have already filed, or at the same time you file these papers you will be filing, a "regular" request for modification of Legal Decision Making (Custody) and/or parenting time, AND,
  • Someone is about to cause serious, immediate bodily harm to another person, or the health, safety, and welfare of a person is otherwise in serious and immediate jeopardy, AND,
  • You can give very specific facts about:
    • what the emergency is,
    • why the judge should hear your case before everyone else who has been waiting to see a judge,
    • why the situation is so serious that the Court should take someone's child(ren) away without providing:
      • advance notice explaining why, or
      • opportunity for the person to defend his or her rights to the child(ren), and
    NOTE: If it turns out that what you said is not true or filed without good legal reason, the judge may find you in contempt of court, order payment to the court or to the other party for costs or damages resulting from the wrongful filing of this Motion, or impose other sanctions.

    WARNING. If your "Motion for Temporary Modification Orders Without Notice" is turned down at one Superior Court location, you may not use these forms to re-file your request at another location.

This packet contains court forms and instructions about requesting an emergency temporary change (modification) without notice to a court order for Legal Decision Making (Custody) and/or visitation. Be sure the documents are in the following order:
Packets
Title File English Spanish
Petition and Order for a Temporary Change of Legal Decision Making (Custody) and/or Visitation - Without Notice to the Other Party (Forms and Instructions) drmce1 PDF PDF
Instructions
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Information about How to Fill out the Forms drmce11i PDF | Word PDF | Word
2 Procedures: What to do with the Forms After you have filled them out drmce11p PDF | Word PDF | Word
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Petition for Temporary Order Without Notice drmce11f PDF | Word PDF | Word
2 Temporary Order Without Notice drmce82f PDF | Word PDF | Word

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