Motions & Oppositions
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.
Most hearing are automatically done by phone or video. You should get instructions from the judge's staff on how to join the meeting a few days prior. Learn more about video and phone appearances on the court's informational page.
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 orders, click 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
For DNA / Paternity Issues:
For Child Custody and Child Support Issues ONLY:
For Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Possession of the Home Issues (for Married Parents):
For Alimony and Possession of the House Issues ONLY (for Married People Without Child Issues):
To Change Child Custody:
To Relocate with Minor Children:
To Change Child Support or Spousal Support:
To Select a School when the Parents Disagree:
To "Undo" a Default or a Final Decree:
To Hold a Person in Contempt:
To Enforce Child Custody and Visitation Orders:
For an Order to Produce the Child at a Hearing:
For an Emergency "Pickup Order:"
Motion / Opposition Fee Sheet - this is always required even if there is no fee to file your motion/opposition
Exhibits: to file exhibits in support of your motion or opposition, use this form:
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.
Proof of service: You must serve the other party with your motion or opposition after you file it by mail or by eservice. If they moved, serve them by mail to their address on file, their actual address, and their actual email address. Fill out and file a Certificate of Service form so the judge knows that you served the other party.
Certificate of Service (pdf fillable) - for mail or eservice
Certificate of Service to Multiple Addresses and Email (pdf fillable) - if the other party moved