Muskogee Lawyer BlogWhat Happens When You Have to File an Emergency Petition in a Family Law Case

Family Law Cases Can Be Stressful

attorney in MuskogeeVideo Transcribed: Hi, I’m Muskogee attorney Eric Strocen. And I’m here to talk to you today about what happens when you have to file an emergency petition in a family law case. The topic is, what happens when you file an emergency petition in a family law case?

What is going on is there’s a crisis. You’re in a family law case. A situation presents some kind of harm that is potentially irreparable. That’s the standard that the judge has to go by, irreparable harm, meaning if they don’t intervene immediately, the harm will not be able to be rectified.

We file our emergency petition and try to get judged as quickly as possible. What’s interesting about these is that it’s done ex parte at first, without the other party present, and we put in our case to judge briefly. And the judge will then potentially grant us temporary leave to do whatever we need to do or direct whoever it is to do what needs to be done.

And then we’ll set it for what’s known as a show-cause hearing, which is a trial where those allegations and the emergency petitions are heard. If you have questions or need to get an emergency petition filed in your family law case, please reach out at to speak with a Muskogee Family Lawyer.

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