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Motions & Oppositions

 

CAUTION!

Motions and Oppositions are only filed into EXISTING CASES - these documents will not start a new case.  If you do not have a case yet, visit other parts of the website that tell you how to file a case.

You can appear by phone or video for most hearings.  Fill out one of the following forms and file it to request permission to attend your hearing by video or telephone if you prefer.  Learn more about video and phone appearances on the court's informational page. 

Telephone Appearance Request (pdf fillable)

Video Appearance Request (pdf fillable) 

 

To jump down to a group of forms, click one of these links:

For TEMPORARY orders before the case is finalized
To CHANGE orders
To ENFORCE orders that are not being followed
Generic Motions / Oppositions / Reply
Other forms you might need (for exhibits, emergency hearings, etc.)

AUTOMATED FORMS INTERVIEW AVAILABLE!

There are automated interviews available that will complete some motions for you after you answer some questions.  At the end of the interview you will have to save them and file them with the family court.  It is best to use Chrome or Firefox (Safari is not recommended and not supported). 

For motions for temporary ordersclick here and select the "FAMILY LAW CASES: Motion for Temporary Orders" interview. 

For motions to change custody, visitation, or child support orders,  click here and select the "FAMILY LAW CASES: Motion to Modify Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support" interview. 

  • A "PDF Fillable" form can be opened using the latest version of Adobe (which is available free of charge) and can be saved to your computer then filled out and saved again with your changes. If you need to download Adobe, click here.
  • A "PDF" form can be opened using Adobe (which is available free of charge). The form cannot be completed on your computer, but you can print and complete it by hand. If you need to download Adobe, click here.

For information about how to fill out and file court forms, please read Basics of Court Forms and Filings

 

Motions/Oppositions for temporary Orders before the final Order

For DNA / Paternity Issues:

Motion to Establish Paternity and/or for DNA Testing (pdf)

Motion to Establish Paternity and/or for DNA Testing (pdf fillable)

For Child Custody and Child Support Issues ONLY:

Motion for Temporary Custody, Visitation & Child Support (pdf) 

Motion for Temporary Custody, Visitation & Child Support (pdf fillable) 

Opposition to Motion for Temporary Custody, Visitation & Child Support (pdf)

Opposition to Motion for Temporary Custody, Visitation & Child Support (pdf fillable)

For Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Possession of the Home Issues (for Married Parents):

Motion for Temporary Custody, Support and/or Exclusive Possession (pdf)

Motion for Temporary Custody, Support and/or Exclusive Possession (pdf fillable) 

Opposition to Motion for Temporary Custody, Support and/or Exclusive Possession (pdf)

Opposition to Motion for Temporary Custody, Support and/or Exclusive Possession (pdf fillable)

For Alimony and Possession of the House Issues ONLY (for Married People Without Child Issues):

Motion for Temporary Spousal Support and/or Exclusive Possession (pdf) 

Motion for Temporary Spousal Support and/or Exclusive Possession (pdf fillable)

Opposition to Motion for Temporary Spousal Support and/or Exclusive Possession (pdf)

Opposition to Motion for Temporary Spousal Support and/or Exclusive Possession (pdf fillable)

 

Motions/Oppositions to change Orders

To Change Child Custody:

Motion to Modify Custody, Visitation, and Child Support (pdf)

Motion to Modify Custody, Visitation, and Child Support (pdf fillable)

Opposition to Motion to Modify Custody, Visitation, Child Support (pdf)

Opposition to Motion to Modify Custody, Visitation, and Child Support (pdf fillable)

To Relocate with Minor Children:

Motion to Relocate with a Child (pdf)

Motion to Relocate with a Child (pdf fillable)

Opposition to Request to Relocate with a Child (pdf)

Opposition to Request to Relocate with a Child (pdf fillable)

To Change Child Support or Spousal Support:

Motion to Modify Child Support and/or Spousal Support (pdf)

Motion to Modify Child Support and/or Spousal Support (pdf fillable)

Opposition to Motion to Modify Child Support / Spousal Support (pdf)

Opposition to Motion to Modify Child Support / Spousal Support (pdf fillable)

To Select a School when the Parents Disagree:

Motion for School Selection (pdf fillable)

Opposition to Motion for School Selection (pdf fillable)

To "Undo" a Default or a Final Decree:

Motion to Set Aside Default, Decree, or Order (pdf)

Motion to Set Aside Default, Decree, or Order (pdf fillable)

 

Motions/Oppositions to enforce Orders that are not being followed

To Hold a Person in Contempt:

Motion to Enforce and/or for an Order to Show Cause Regarding Contempt (pdf)

Motion to Enforce and/or for an Order to Show Cause Regarding Contempt (pdf fillable)

Opposition to Motion to Enforce and/or for an Order to Show Cause (pdf)

Opposition to Motion to Enforce and/or for an Order to Show Cause (pdf fillable)

To Enforce Child Custody and Visitation Orders:

Emergency Motion to Enforce Visitation and/or Custody (pdf fillable)

Application for an Order Shortening Time (for motion to enforce custody and visitation) (pdf fillable)

Order Shortening Time (for motion to enforce custody and visitation) (pdf fillable)

For an Emergency "Pickup Order:"

Ex Parte Motion for Return of Children (pdf fillable)

Ex Parte Order for Return of Children (pdf fillable)

 

Generic Motions/Oppositions/Reply

Generic Motion (pdf fillable)

Generic Motion (pdf)

Generic Opposition (pdf fillable)

Generic Opposition (pdf)

Reply to Opposition (pdf fillable)

Reply to Opposition (pdf)

 

Other forms you might need: 

Motion / Opposition Fee Sheet - this is always required even if there is no fee to file your motion/opposition

Motion/Opposition Fee Information Sheet (pdf fillable)

Exhibits: to file exhibits in support of your motion or opposition, use this form:

Exhibit Appendix (pdf fillable)

Exhibit Page (pdf fillable)

OST: If you want to ask the judge to reschedule your hearing sooner, use these forms:

OST Instructions - detailed steps about the process

Ex Parte Application for an Order Shortening Time (pdf fillable) - file this with your other forms

Order Shortening Time (pdf fillable) - fill this out and email it to the judge for consideration

Continuance: If you want to ask to move the hearing further out: 

Stipulation & Order to Continue Hearing (pdf) - use if the other party will agree to change the hearing

Ex Parte Request & Order to Continue Hearing (pdf fillable) - use this if the other party will not agree

Re-Noticing a hearing: If your motion hearing was cancelled because the other party was not served correctly and you need to reset the hearing, file a Renotice of Motion.

Re-Notice of Motion (pdf fillable)