Filing For Emergency Custody

Take the right steps to ensure your children are protected

Emergency Custody Orders in Southern CA

Take Immediate Legal Action to Protect Your Child

Concerned about the physical safety of your children? We at Holstrom, Block & Parke, a Professional Law Corporation, want to help you take the right steps to ensure they are protected. Our firm understands that your child’s safety is an urgent matter; however, it is critical to follow the proper legal processes.

Too many parents make the mistake of taking matters into their own hands and therefore suffer severe consequences, such as accusations of kidnapping or violating custody orders. Do not let this happen to you—instead, turn to a professional for help with urgent custody matters.

Filing For Emergency Custody

The state of California has laws in place to protect children who are in trouble. If your child is facing danger, such as threats, serious harm, abuse, or child abandonment, you may file a petition for an emergency, temporary change in custody.

The experienced Southern California child custody attorneys at our firm can ensure that you have everything you need to complete the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Evidence that must be provided to request emergency custody:

  • Police reports, including arrest records of the other parent
  • Records of relevant prior convictions of the other parent
  • Records from Child Protection Services
  • Records of any prior protection orders
  • Medical and/or dental records
  • Records from the child’s psychologist, if applicable

Please note that it is important to support your allegations with evidence. False allegations are detrimental to everyone, especially your children.

A failure to support your allegations will restrict the court’s ability to rule an emergency custody change is justified. Additionally, the children must be present within the state in order for a court to authorize an emergency custody order change.

The court will conduct a full, formal hearing before issuing an emergency order. All parties must be notified or the hearing and given an opportunity to be heard.