What is a motion without consent in family law and what happens at one?Updated September 1

As of March 1, 2021, the term has changed to . And in most situations, the term has changed to . Now, all parents usually have parenting time.

Also, a person who isn't a parent or step-parent may get a to spend time with a child. For example a grandparent can get this order.

If you want the court to make a about some of the issues in your case, you can bring a . A motion is a where a asks a judge to decide specific issues before a trial.

For example, you may need a temporary order that says where your children will live and what school they will go to.

A motion without consent means one of you doesn't agree with the temporary orders the other is asking for.

There are Family Law Rules that tell you what is needed at every step in a court case. Rule 14: Motions for temporary orders tells you what you need to do to bring a motion.

This family law court process flowchart explains each step in a family law court case. If you're making the motion, you're called the . Your partner is called the .

Usually you can bring a motion only after a .

You can talk to a lawyer who can help you with your motion. If you can't afford to hire a lawyer for your whole case, some lawyers provide “unbundled” or “limited scope” services. This means you pay them to help you with part of your case.

If you can't afford to hire a lawyer at all, you may be able to find legal help in other places.

Other motions

There are some motions that you can bring before a case conference. These are:

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