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Emergency Motion - How to file a Pro Se Motion

by Donna
(Florida)

What steps do I need to take to file an emergency pro se motion in my case? Are there specific forms or procedures? Thanks in advance for the information!

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Emergency Motion
by: FALDP Staff

Hi Donna,
First let me say, that I'm not an attorney, so I can't give legal advice. I can provide you with information that may help you get started in your own research or point you in the right direction.

You don't say what type of case you have, but I am going to assume that it is a family law case. (As there are many perceived emergencies in family law). And let's say that it is an emergency because the other parent has refused to return a minor child after a scheduled timesharing. At that point your recourse could be filing a Motion for Civil Contempt/ Enforcement with Child Pick Up. This motion is exactly what it sounds like and you can find the form on the Florida Supreme Court's site - www.flcourts.org .

But is it an emergency?

That depends. Florida has strict reasons for seeking emergency relief. You might want to seek an expedited hearing instead. Visit this attorney site for a full explanation - https://www.gregoryforman.com/blog/2009/10/emergency-hearings-versus-expedited-hearings/


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