The Court’s immediate intervention is needed because a child faces severe harm, unless immediate action is taken by the Court. This harm could be physical or emotional and immediate or threatened. A concerning situation in existence longer than 3 days would generally not be considered an “emergency situation.”
How do I request an Emergency Hearing?
If your situation meets the definition of “Emergency Situation” above, follow these 3 steps:
A Magistrate or Judge will review your Request for Emergency Hearing and will determine whether or not to grant it based on the information provided on the Request and Affidavit. If your request is granted, the Emergency Hearing will be scheduled within 24 - 72 hours.
You will be required to provide notice to all necessary parties BEFORE the Emergency Hearing. Notice should include a copy of the motion and the date, time and location of the Emergency Hearing.