Yes, an order to show cause is a way of asking the court for emergency relief in a divorce, and allows you to present evidence in a hearing without your spouse present.
If the court grants the order, you’ll have to immediately serve notice to your spouse and allow them to present their side in a separate hearing or submission.
Orders to show cause can be used aggressively at the outset of a divorce, and usually result in a highly charged, contested divorce action that will go to trial.
When you need immediate action from the court in your divorce, orders to show cause are the way to achieve it.
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