Search Site
Menu
What is a True “Emergency” in Family Law Cases

Everyone believes their motion deserves the immediate attention and resolution by the Court.  Many self represented litigants and inexperienced attorneys believe that by filing an “Emergency Motion”, even if the issue is not a true emergency, they will receive that immediate attention and resolution. However, filing a Motion as an “Emergency” does not automatically get you the immediate resolution you are seeking. Unless, it is a true emergency the Court is likely to deny the “emergency” motion.

The 15th Circuit in and Palm Beach County, Florida has entered an Administrative order setting forth what is considered an “Emergency” in Family Law Matters.  Administrative order 5.203 -5/09 sets forth in pertinent part that:

Motions For Emergency Hearings will be denied unless there are sufficient allegations to establish that there is:

  1. An imminent risk of substantial physical harm to a minor child; or
  2. A child is about to be illegally removed from this Court’s jurisdiction.
Our Attorneys
Testimonials
  • "Could not have asked for a better attorney. I dealt with an extremely difficult and tedious divorce. Gary and his team were always thorough and fully prepared. Always at the top of their game and always treated me as a top priority as they do all their clients. Recommend Gary Weiner as the attorney to handle your divorce if you need it done right!!!! " - Zachary B.,★★★★★

  • "Scott Weiss is always knowledgeable and reachable when I have a question. I have referred clients to him and will continue to refer clients!" - Ian S.,★★★★★

  • "Scott is a professional who is well-liked, collegial in a highly adversarial field. He has been mentored by an excellent lawyer and although still a younger lawyer he is fast gaining experience in complex matrimonial matters. He has moved beyond second chair to handling matters on his own. He is a pleasure to work with." - Anonymous,★★★★★

  • "Scott is not only a great lawyer, but he is also very involved in the community." - Anonymous,★★★★★