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Seeking Emergency Child Custody Orders

Are you trying to protect your child?

    If your child is endangered because of an abusive parent, there's nothing more important than protecting them.


    If your child is endangered because of an abusive parent, there's It's critical that you act now to protect your child's welfare and we're here to help.


    If your child is endangered because of an abusive parent, there's An Emergency Child Custody Order (Ex Parte Order) is the fastest way to remove your child from an abusive situation.

Ex-Parte

Why the Right Team is Critical to Protecting Your Child

The ex parte emergency custody order is the quickest way to protect your children. In many cases this is the only vehicle for emergency action, and must be used with significant legal skill and expertise. Alphonse Provinziano is a Certified Family Law Specialist from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and he can help guide you through the process, from understanding what circumstances qualify for an ex parte emergency child custody order to taking action on your behalf.

It's important to have a legal team that can act quickly, and Provinziano and Associates can move quickly, draw on its past experience, and aggressively advocate to assist in accomplishing your goal -

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The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Emergency Child Custody Orders

Emergency custody orders can work if your child has been severely injured by the other party, they can be used to prevent visitation to the abusive parent immediately, rather than waiting a very long time for the court to come to a determination – this can make the difference in the life of a child.

Emergency custody orders can be used to prevent a parent from taking the child out of state without parental authorization. This can get the case into court immediately to prevent a potential parental kidnapping.

Child custody orders can force the other side to return the child if the child has been improperly withheld from another parent – this often happens during the summer or holidays and courts can act quickly to prevent withholding of a child.

Emergency child custody orders can compel a party to allow law enforcement & the child abduction unit of the DA’s office to assist in the recovery of a child

The other parent can be ordered to post a bond to prevent the risk of further interference or abduction of a child from the other.

Acting immediately and quickly is important if an emergency arises where a child is withheld from another parent, severely physically abused, sexually abused, or placed in a risk of immediate harm.

Failure to act quickly to get an emergency child custody order can weaken a case by making it appear as if the emergency was not truly urgent. The court needs to see quick action on the behalf of the parent in order to effect the protection of the child.

Once the emergency child custody order is granted, the order is in effect until further order of the court. This can be a powerful tool to protect a child who has been the victim of abuse or abduction from seeing their abuser and can give the child peace of mind.

There will most likely be a return hearing after the initial emergency custody hearing, in which the parties will be referred to attend mediation and the court will then make orders after the ex parte hearing.

In the past, the Provinziano and Associates legal team has had a track record of obtaining orders for the prevention of abuse on an ex parte basis for no visitation, supervised visitation, the posting a child of abduction bonds, authorization of law enforcement to enforce orders, the DA Child Abduction unit to assist and we go the extra mile for our clients to assist them in these urgent and time sensitive cases.

The Most Important Thing to Remember is to Act Quickly!

Immediate action can make all the difference in protecting a child through an ex parte order.

Client Testimonials

“A very capable and trustworthy lawyer with an ethical approach – a rare thing to find in an attorney”

“I initially called Alphonse for an emergency family law matter. I was able to speak with him the same day, meet him the next and file for an ex-parte within a few days from meeting with him. Myself and my wife initially observed that he was caring, knowledgeable and responsive. We further observed that he was a very capable and trustworthy lawyer with an ethical approach – a rare thing to find in an attorney nowadays, especially in Los Angeles.

Alphonse was able to effectively handle all hurdles in our case including jurisdiction and a difficult judge. The end result was fantastic, a huge part to how well Alphonse prepared us, witnesses and paperwork – with excellent attention to detail. I have contacted Alphonse many times throughout the case through email, phone calls and text messages and I always had a response within a very reasonable time (sometimes instantly). I have nothing more to ask from a lawyer!

I would certainly hire Alphonse again in case i ever need to go to family court. I certainly would recommend this lawyer to family and friends in need of family law assistance.”

Ismail
Ex parte client

“My children and I can now sleep safely”

“Research of fathers who require domestic violence retraining orders are limited as more fathers are verbally, physically and emotionally abusive than mothers. However, in my case, it was my wife who was acting aggressively and abusive. She was in my face yelling and provoking me to anger on a daily basis. Not only was she abusive with me she was also abusive with our children. It seemed that she was unstoppable and I was incapable of stopping her without hurting her. After months of taking her abuse I sought an attorney who would provide my children and I safety. Alphonse Provinziano fought on my behalf. In as little as 3 days he secured a Restraining Order barring my wife from approaching my children and myself. Afterwards, due to her response he secured supervised visitations with my children even though she is a highly educated person. My children and I can now sleep safely without the worry of her barging in to our home with her aggressive attitude and emotionally abusive behavior. If you are a man/husband and are in a similar situation and can’t find the the right defense I highly encourage you to call Alphonse P.”

Ignacio
Ex parte client

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon will you start working on my case when I hire you?

Once a client has signed a retainer agreement and paid the advanced fee, the Provinziano Legal Team will start work immediately. During this time we will provide you with a personalized case specific strategy and a timetable so that you know what to expect as the case progresses through the court system. If your case requires immediate attention, as many do, rest assured that the Provinziano Legal Team would take quick action to effectively take your legal problem on and represent you in court. In some cases, The Provinziano Legal Team has been hired with less than 48 hours to prepare for court, and has been successful at those hearings through swift preparation and aggressive representation in Court.

How soon will you start working on my case when I hire you?

Once a client has signed a retainer agreement and paid the advanced fee, the Provinziano Legal Team will start work immediately. During this time we will provide you with a personalized case specific strategy and a timetable so that you know what to expect as the case progresses through the court system. If your case requires immediate attention, as many do, rest assured that the Provinziano Legal Team would take quick action to effectively take your legal problem on and represent you in court. In some cases, The Provinziano Legal Team has been hired with less than 48 hours to prepare for court, and has been successful at those hearings through swift preparation and aggressive representation in Court.

Do I have to attend court?

In most family law matters, the Provinziano Legal Team will require your attendance at court. If you live out of state, then the Provinziano Legal Team can request that you attend court by telephone. This request will have to granted by the court, and for out of state clients, it is reasonable to expect that it will be routinely granted. If you are unable to attend court, the Provinziano Legal Team can seek a continuance for you, many of which are required by law; for example, if a client is on a military deployment.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept most forms of payment, including cash, check, credit and debit cards. We currently accept American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover cards.

What is a retainer agreement?

A retainer agreement is an agreement between the law firm and the client which specifies the work performed, the attorney’s duties to the client, the client’s duties to the attorney, the amount of the advanced fee, the method in which work performed for the client is billed and accounted for, and other commercially reasonable terms. Mr. Provinziano typically reviews each retainer agreement with each prospective client and is always available to answer any questions.

How does a prospective client hire the Provinziano Legal Team?

Please contact us at (310) 683-4623, use the form above or the chat bubble below to schedule a free initial consultation with a Provinziano Legal Team. One of our experienced staff members will ask you a number of preliminary questions and will schedule you with a phone consultation appointment with one of our legal team members. During this free initial consultation, we will discuss your case with you, develop an initial strategy, and discuss the applicable retainer cost. If the Provinziano Legal Team believes they can provide an effective legal solution to your matter and you wish to move forward, you will pay an advanced fee and sign a retainer agreement to begin services.

What is a retainer agreement?

A retainer agreement is an agreement between the law firm and the client which specifies the work performed, the attorney’s duties to the client, the client’s duties to the attorney, the amount of the advanced fee, the method in which work performed for the client is billed and accounted for, and other commercially reasonable terms. Mr. Provinziano typically reviews each retainer agreement with each prospective client and is always available to answer any questions.

How do your fees compare to other firms?

The Provinziano Legal Team is fair and ethical in the fees charged and its billing practices. If a client has a question regarding a bill, they can easily speak to the team member responsible, including Mr. Provinziano. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and aggressive advocacy in court, which includes attaining successful outcomes for clients. Every client is hoping for a successful outcome when they hire the Provinziano Legal Team and we strive to exceed expectations each and every time.