Next step after ex parte temp custody

I went through an Ex Parte Order myself with my soon-to-be ex. There were no children involved so my case is a little different than yours, however, when I was served with the order I had 7 days to appear in court. It was a temp. order so both of us could settle some ridiculous allegations. So, to get something of a permament nature, more than likely you’ll need to go back to court if the order.

Dear D G:

Greetings. Yes, you go back to court and have a hearing. Let us know how it turned out. Why did you not know about the hearing before your ex?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Hi all, thanks to all who supported me during our recent ex parte request for custody of my stepson. We were awarded custody and told we could bring him back to Maryland and the paperwork would follow. Additionally, we would no longer have to pay child support. The ex called last night and stated we have another court date on Feb 26 because the Order issued yesterday was only based on the Ex Parte. Does anyone understand what happens next? Do we have to go back to Court to a Permanent Custody order? Who initiates that process? Will we have to have the same type of hearing that we just had yesterday?