Ex Parte orders are usually temporary such as a restraining order or one for temporary custody. In the state of Washington those orders are good for only a fortnight…14 days. Having said that, it could still be the most excruciating two weeks of your life if you are unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end.
If you are served with an Ex Parte order, that notice of a full hearing is also served with your restraining order on the first or second page. In most cases, you may be best served spending that time preparing for the hearing rather than just reacting to it without taking the proper legal action necessary.
If you wait until after the hearing to see an attorney that may be very detrimental to your cause. If you have been the recipient immediately contact Craig Mason. Attorney Mason is a Spokane area Ex Parte order defense attorney. When you need a strong, thorough family attorney in Eastern Washington contact Craig Mason at (509) 443-3681.