How do I ask the judge for Direction on a family court matter. What forms do I need to fill out and do I need affidavit.

Expert's Assistant chat
Customer: How do I ask the judge for Direction on a family court matter. What forms do I need to fill out and do I need affidavit.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Alberta Canada
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: A child therapist is asking for more time. I would like to move on with visitation with out more delays.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thanks
Answered by Legal Ease in 8 hours 3 years ago
imglogo
Legal Ease
10+ years of experience
logo

168548 Satisfied customers

Expert in: Family Law, Legal, Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Business Law, Consumer Protection Law, Bankruptcy Law, Traffic Law, Personal Injury Law.

logoimgimgVerified lawyers, 10+ years of experience
Chat with a Lawyer in minutes, 24/7
imglogo

Verified lawyers, 10+ years of experience

Save time and money. Get specialized help.

imglogo
Legal Ease
10+ years of experience
logo

168548 Satisfied customers

Jessica

Jessica

Consultant

31,131 Satisfied customers

Pearl avatar
Lawyer's, Assistant
14 Lawyers are online right now.
img

Legal Ease, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

img

Legal Ease, Expert

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Are you asking about changing an existing order?

Customer
The existing order said we need to see a therapist for 6 months but if a therapist wants to extend that time she has to ask for direction from the court
Customer
she's chose to take that option. I prefer not to take that option and to start visitation so I need to ask the judge to not allow 6 more months of therap
Customer
y and just allow us to start having visitation
img

Legal Ease, Expert

Has she asked the judge for direction yet?

What did the judge say was the way for her to ask?

Is there a written order I could review?

Customer
She has ask the judge for direction.
img

Legal Ease, Expert

Do you mean she already has?

Customer
she has. But I'm unsure if I wait for the judge to set a court date or do I have to petition the court to hear his decision and to argue it
img

Legal Ease, Expert

I understand and this is a very strange way for a court to proceed.

What did she tell you happened?

Did she go before the judge alone without either party being present.

I have to leave for a meeting now and will check back as soon as I return. I am sorry. I didn't think this would take longer but it is out of the ordinary for sure!

Customer
I'm actually on my way to work as well. The therapist put in a written report to the judge. Asking for more time. In therapy she has told us she wants mo
Customer
re time so all parties could build trust. I believe there is to much water under the Bridge to be anything but respectful to one another. And we have bee
Customer
n that . This is the second therapist our first one quit after 4 months to take a new job so it's been 16 months since I've had any alone time with my gr
Customer
andson . We have seen him for 7 hrs. Supervised by the other party. We were good people just royalty screwed in court.
img

Legal Ease, Expert

So you would not be seeking direction from the court.

You would be bringing an application to the court to oppose the extension or at least award some access on an interim basis pending the release of the report.

Does that help?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

Customer
Thanks. I will do that
img

Legal Ease, Expert

You are very welcome.

Please be sure to rate me before you leave the site so that I can receive credit for my work.

Thanks and take good care.

Customer
Hello. I went to file and application to oppose but I'm told I need to first ask for leave #16 on the order. Do you agree
img

Legal Ease, Expert

I don't have the order.

Customer
I was told I need to place application for a leave of court before I can actually put in application to discuss the therapist report. #16of the court order
img

Legal Ease, Expert

Yes they are correct.

The order says until the report is completed you cannot go back to court without leave.

So first you need to bring an application to ask for leave to return to deal with this.

Customer
I have the application. but I'm unclear on how to start the affidavit.
img

Legal Ease, Expert

You are bringing this application for leave because....... and set out all the delay issues and that you strongly believe this delay is detrimental to the best interests of.....

Customer
I have email between my old lawyer and there lawyer showing delays on the other party side should I add them as evidence
img

Legal Ease, Expert

Sure.

Customer
thanks that a great help.
img

Legal Ease, Expert

Anytime.

Ask a lawyer and get your legal questions answered.
See all Legal Questions
img
Related Legal Questions
How it works
logoAsk for help, 24/7
Ask for help, 24/7
Members enjoy round-the-clock access to 12,000+ verified Experts, including doctors, lawyers, tech support, mechanics, vets, home repair pros, more.
logoExpert will respond in minutes
Expert will respond in minutes
After you reach out, we match you with an Expert who specializes in your situation. Talk, text, chat, whichever you prefer.
logoSave time & money
Save time & money
No scheduling hassles, missing time from work, or expensive consults.
A JustAnswer membership can save you significant time and money each month.
img
logo 593 Verified lawyers, 10+ years of experience
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on Askalawyeroncall.com are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. Askalawyeroncall.com is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response as proposing specific action or addressing your specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances should be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on any information received from an Expert, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains. The responses above are from independent, freelance Experts, who are not employed by Askalawyeroncall.com . The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credentials of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service.
Explore law categories
Powered by JustAnswer