You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation:

  • You or the other party filed a petition for divorce, legal separation, or a petition to establish Legal Decision Making (Custody) or parenting time, AND,
  • Someone is about to cause serious bodily harm to another person immediately, or the health, safety, and welfare of a person is otherwise in serious and immediate jeopardy, AND,
  • You can give very specific facts about what the emergency is, and why the judge needs to take your case before everyone else who has been waiting for the judge, AND,
  • You are prepared to post a bond to pay for any costs this court action causes, if it turns out that what you said is not true, or the judge does not agree with you.

If your "Motion for Temporary Orders Without Notice" is turned down at one Superior Court location, you may not use these forms to re-file your request at another location.

NOTICE. Emergency Motions presented to Family Administration before 4:30pm will be addressed by a Judicial Officer by 5:00pm on the same day. Emergency Motions presented to Family Administration after 4:30pm will be addressed by a Judicial Officer by 12:00pm on the following business day. *Paperwork must be filed with the Clerk of Court prior to proceeding to Family Administration.

Motion and Papers for Temporary Orders Without Notice - drte1

or download instructions and forms individually


Instructions for filing Temporary Order Without Notice - drte11i


Procedures for filing Temporary Order Without Notice - drte11p


Motion for Temporary Order Without Notice - drte11f


Temporary Order Without Notice - drte82f

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