How do I know if an emergency custody hearing has been held?

My wife claims to have filed for emergency custody. How will I know if she’s bluffing or not?

If your wife filed for ex parte custody (emergency custody) you would be served with the complaint and ex parte order by sheriff’s deputy or certified mail. Whenever there is an ex parte custody action filed, a court date is scheduled within 10 days. If you are not properly served before the court date, then nothing happens at that hearing and the court date is rescheduled until you are served.

Anna Ayscue

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