Custody and visitation; ex parte orders. (HB1327)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Custody and visitation; ex parte orders. Limits when an ex parte order establishing or modifying custody or visitation to situations where the child would be (i) subjected to an imminent threat to life or health to the extent that severe or irremediable injury would be likely to result, or (ii) in cases to establish custody or visitation, removed from the court's jurisdiction to the child's immediate detriment. The party applying for an ex parte order must show that he has made a good faith attempt to give notice to the other party or that giving such notice would compound the threat to the child. If an ex parte order is entered, a preliminary hearing must be held within five business days where the party applying for the ex parte order must present his application de novo. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080247676
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB518.


Marsha Maines writes:

as a victim of DCSE getting an EX PARTE order issued against me on a 'visitation' hearing, of which, the DCSE is not even a party to, I completely agree that ANY issue regarding the access to a child should be heard by the court within 5 bus days, ESPECIALLY if harm could be done to the child by 'anyone'...