A court order requiring appearance in court, on a specific date and time, of a party to a civil action. This appearance is scheduled to explain why the court should not take a particular action in the case. For example, an Order to Show Cause can be issued to a non-custodial parent, requiring them to appear and explain why they should not be held in contempt of court for failure to obey an order to pay child Support.
Order from a judge directing a party to come to court to dispute an action proposed by the opposing side or by the judge himself.
When emergency relief is sought from the Court, a party may file an Order to Show Cause. For example, a party might file an Order to Show Cause when there is imminent threat that funds will be dissipated or that a child will be taken out of the State.
Technically, this is a court order that requires one spouse to come to court for a hearing and "show cause" (give a reason) why the other spouse should not get what they have asked for. For all practical purposes, however, it is the name used for a hearing at which one spouse is asking for temporary orders, like child custody, visitation, support, restraining orders, etc.
An order issued by the Commission or a court to bring a question for hearing. The party served with the order is directed to show cause, on the date set in the order, why the action desired by the party bringing the order should not be taken.
A request filed by a probation officer with the sentencing judge when a defendant has violated or not obeyed a condition of probation once signed by the judge. The defendant is ordered to come to court.
a determination that the petitioner has made a showing that he or she may be entitled to relief
a legal paper, signed by a judge, that orders the other side to appear in Court and give a good reason ("show cause") why the judgment should not be vacated
a method that a party may use to request that the court reopen their case, usually after a default judgment has been entered
an order issued by a judge, requiring a person to appear in court at a hearing and tell the judge (that is, show cause) why the court shouldn't take a certain action
a notice of motion and a citation to the party to appear at a stated time and place to show cause why a motion should not be granted
a notice of motion, which is signed by a judge and then becomes an order
a request that allows a tenant to ask the court to temporarily stop an eviction so that the judge can consider some overlooked or new information
A court order that requires a person to appear in court on a specific date and time. If failure to appear occurs, the court will take action. Action can include, being punished for being in Contempt of Court, or ordering a Bench Warrant for that individual's immediate arrest.
Court order requiring a party to appear and show cause why the court should not take a particular course of action. If a party fails to obey a court order (like going to counseling or submitting to a UA (urinalysis), the court may ask the party to explain why the court order was not obeyed, and to impose punishment. If the party fails to appear or to give sufficient reasons why the court should take no action, the court will take the action.
An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge on her own.
A court order requiring a minor to appear in court and explain (show cause) as to why they have not complied with or completed a previous order of the court. If found true this usually results in further penalties being imposed. An order to show cause can be used if a minor has not paid a court ordered restitution to a victim.
A court order requiring a person to appear in person at a time set by the court for a hearing.
A court order that makes someone go to court to explain to the judge why s/he did not follow the rules. If you don't follow the rules, the judge can fine you or punish you in other ways.
A court order to appear as directed and present to the court such reasons why a particular decree should not be made. PAROLE The conditional release of a prisoner under supervision before the termination of the sentence of imprisonment.
Direction by the court requiring an expeditious determination for relief sought. See Process.
An order to appear before a judge to explain why a thing was done or not done subject to jail and/or fine for violation of an order or to change an existing order.
An "Order" directing a party to appear and show why some action should not be taken against him.
A court order telling a person to appear in court and to explain why a certain order should not be entered.
written direction by the court, usually prepared and presented to the court by a party, that the court is shortening the required advance notice of a motion to the other parties. Sometimes the order to show cause contains a direction to the parties that they stop some specific activity until the court hears the motion.
An order to show cause is a type of court order that requires one or more of the parties to a case to justify, explain, or prove something to the court. Definition of Order to Show Cause by Nolo Press http://www.nolo.com/definition.cfm/Term/C453D3BF-5EC4-4A05-B24907F08A150CC7/alpha/O/ Courts commonly use orders to show cause when the judge needs more information before deciding whether or not to issue an order requested by one of the parties. On line dictionary definition of order to show cause http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/order+to+show+cause For example, if a party requests that the court find another party in contempt of an existing court order, the judge will typically issue an "Order to Show Cause Re Contempt" to the party accused of being in contempt of court.