If you feel that you require emergency assistance, contact our office immediately. Envision Family Law will help you to determine what your rights and options are. Our lawyers are often available 7 days per week to prepare and file for emergency relief. We have obtained orders within 2 hours from an initial meeting for many clients. We can help get an emergency custody order, restraining order or an order of protection without the stress and in many cases within hours.

Your Case May Be Hurt, If You Don’t Act Quickly!

It’s important to note that not acting in a timely manner may have an adverse effect on your case. For example, if there is an emergency situation that places a minor child in danger and a parent fails to protect the child, this may be used against that parent and cause the Court to question that parent’s judgment. Additionally, the person who files first often times has a greater advantage or can significantly reduce the cost of the case simply by acting quickly.

Why You Need Envision Family Law On Your Side

Our family law lawyers are well versed, confident, and experienced in this field and understand the importance of acting quickly. We have a reputation for acting fast. We will not put your case to the side to collect information in these situations. Each case is a priority to us and will be handled in a timely fashion.

Emergency Custody Order

What is an emergency custody (temporary) order?
An emergency custody order is an order that is placed immediately, without notifying the other party. Typically the most common types of emergency orders deal with minor children.

Who can get an emergency custody order?

Usually a parent may request an emergency temporary child custody when the other parent presents an immediate danger. Substance abuse by a parent, abandonment, and other reckless or threatening behavior often constitute grounds for a court to issue an emergency custody order.

Whether you are married, divorced, have a parenting plan, or no parenting plan, each parent has the right to obtain emergency relief in the event your child is unsafe or there is a need to prevent a parent from leaving the state, etc. The Court generally errs on the side of caution when it comes to protecting child(ren). If you feel that your child is in danger or in an unsafe situation/environment, consult with a lawyer immediately to discuss what legal avenues are available to you. (1)

Difference between an emergency custody order and custody order.

Emergency custody order like the title suggests, is an order for emergency situations. When considering this option, it must be a true emergency as the court does not like it when a party abuses this legal avenue for strategical gain or leverage. In general, an emergency situation is when you can demonstrate to the court there is irreparable harm that could result if an order is not issued. A court can issue an emergency order without notice to the other party; however, this is rare. The court usually requires 24 hour notice of an emergency hearing. You should consult with an attorney to determine whether or not notice is appropriate. Once an emergency order is issued, it is then personally served on the other party with a return hearing date set to address the allegations raised. This return hearing is usually two to four weeks out depending on the county. During that time period, the emergency order is followed.

When no emergency exists the legal avenue for obtaining a custody order (or parenting plan) is filing a motion for temporary orders. In a nutshell, you would file your moving papers and schedule a hearing date with the Court. The difference is that there is no order in place pending the hearing date. This can sometimes cause chaos for families because it is a stressful time when both parties are usually wanting custody and when there is no order follow, disputes tend to follow.

Temporary orders can be changed throughout a case. Once the case is finalized by either agreement or at trial, the final orders then become permanent and supersede the temporary orders.

Restraining Order

What is a Restraining Order?

Restraining Order is an official order by a court to help protect a person, business, company, establishment and general public when they are facing domestic violence, assault, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault.

Every state has some form of domestic violence restraining order law and specific restraining order laws for stalking and sexual assault. Since states have their own restraining order laws, its very important to get in touch with a attorney in your own state. Envision family law is an experienced group of attorneys in Washington State who can help you at every stage of your case. Get in touch now.

Getting a Restraining Order Within Hours (Fast)

We recognize that emergency restraining orders are often necessary to protect you. Our lawyers can generally have signed court orders in hand within two hours (sometimes even less!) from their initial meeting with you. With Envision Family Law on your side, getting a restraining order in Washington state will be straight forward and less straining on you.

Restraining Order Vs Domestic Violence Protection Order

In some situations, a restraining order is more appropriate than a domestic violence protection order (See Domestic Violence).  There is a difference in these requests such as the case reflecting on a criminal history search, a negative effect on employment, etc.

How To Get A Restraining Order?

There are many complications to getting a restraining order, especially if your case is an emergency. The fastest and easiest thing to do is call a lawyer and allow them to use their years of experience to guide you through the process.  If possible, call Envision before you leave your family home as this can impact your case results. However if you or your family are in immediate danger, get to safety before making the call.

Protection Order

Because it can take time to complete a divorce/separation, we can often obtain emergency court orders that protect you, your children, and your assets from your spouse/partner immediately.

What is a Protection Order?

Order of protection is commonly called protection order for short. A protection order is a court order that will stop abusers. If you are being harassed, stalked, threatened, sexually assaulted or physically assaulted you need a protection order to keep you and your children safe. (1)

How Long Does A Protection Order Last?

Once a judge signs off on a protection order it typically lasts for one year.

What Does a Protection Order Cover?

Order of protection stops the abuser from getting in touch with you verbally, telephone, text, email, social media and any other form of communication. A protection order can even go as far as to protect the victim’s children and other family members or even property.

We can request orders which prevent your spouse/partner from contacting you or your children, award you sole use of the family home, your car and other property.

Protection is a Call Away