Can a respondent show up at a ex parte hearing for a temporary restraining order In broward county florida?

Can a respondent show up at a ex parte
hearing for a temporary restraining
order In broward county florida?

Asked on May 2, 2016 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, if the hearing was scheduled to be "ex parte," then by definition, the other party (the respondent) shouldn't be there. If the hearing was set to be ex parte and the respondent become aware of it, the respondent can certainly register his or her opposition by calling and/or mailing the court, but should not appear.


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