Experienced Bay Area family law attorneys will tell their clients that an order shortening time is a court procedure used by litigants to get in front of Court faster than a normal request. Orders shortening time are most frequently granted when the court believes that hearing the case more quickly is necessary to fully protect the moving party’s interests upon a showing of urgency or exigent circumstances. An example of this is when one spouse is in need of immediate financial support. Orders shortening time are most frequently used when ex parte relief is not appropriate.
If you have been served an Order Shortening Time, you may want to speak to a lawyer to find out whether you can contest the Order Shortening Time or if you need to prepare in a certain way for Court.You can contact me at Amanda@gordonfamilylaw.com for more information.