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What Is an Order to Show Cause?

An order to show cause (also sometimes called a “show cause order”) is a type of court order usually made at the request of an applicant. It requires both parties of a legal dispute to appear in court and give reasons why the court should or should not issue a particular order.

An order to show cause is often filed in cases where one party needs relief from a situation — the order, for instance, may be used to force someone to pay child support. The order may also be used to prevent a party from a certain activity, such as harassment — a judge may even add a temporary restraining order to the show cause order.

An order to show cause may also be used in cases of contempt or probation violations, or to set a date for a trial. An order to show cause is typically used in circumstances where time is a factor. If you are involved in a lawsuit, you are required to give the other party an opportunity to respond.

Whether you are the defendant or the plaintiff, you will need to provide the person or people whom you are suing (or are suing you) a notice in writing of your order to show cause and what you will be requesting.

The Document People Can Prepare Your Order to Show Cause

If time is of the essence and you need to file an order to show cause, we can prepare all the necessary documents and get them quickly filed with the court, from the initial paperwork to the final orders.

We will collect your information and ensure the entire process is done properly from start to finish, so you can get the orders you are requesting granted as quickly as possible. There is no need to delay.

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