In a family law action for divorce, annulment or separation, the court can issue a number of orders to protect people
and property. A summons and petition are the process used by the Superior Court to obtain jurisdiction of the case. If
immediate relief is sought, the petitioner may petition the court for an order to show cause and temporary order. The
order to show cause (OSC) is a notice of motion advising the respondent to appear at a hearing to determine whether a
long term injunction prohibiting certain activities should be issued. The temporary order (TO) restrains the respondent
from certain activities and types of conduct for a limited period of time. The OSC and TO should be given to the
Process Server without delay because service must be made within five days after issuance or at least two days before
the hearing, whichever is earliest.
The Process Server will make unlimited attempts to serve the process, including one night time attempt after 6:00 p.m.
(unless the respondent cannot be found at the address in the evening.) After the respondent is served, the Process Server
will mail a notice of service to the petitioner and file a proof of service with the court. If service has not been made, the
OSC/TO will be returned to the petitioner together with a certificate of not found/no service detailing the reasons for
non-service. A not found fee is charged if at least three attempts are made or the respondent doesn’t live or work at the
address. If the respondent appears to be evading service, our emergency Family Law Child Support and Child Custody
Papers will be delivered by a registered process server who can devote more time to effect service.
|Note: If your case(s) is/are in a state other than California,
simply use the required court form(s) for your state.
All U.S. States are accepted for process serving services
for service of process requests within California.
|Emergency Child Visitation Violations
(Contempt Order to Show Cause Family
Law Proof of Service.
|DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS (DV-100)
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