What is a Show-Cause Hearing?

What is it?

A show-cause hearing is usually required in cases where an emergency or temporary order was put into place without a hearing. The purpose of the show-cause hearing is to allow each party to the case to present their evidence and either reaffirm or refute the accusations made in the emergency application.

The defendant in the action will have the opportunity to contradict and cross-examine and the plaintiff will be able to bolster their own case. Once this occurs, the judge will enter a final order that will establish the long-term requirements for both parties. Because show-cause hearings can have such an impact on proceedings, it is important that you have an attorney who has courtroom and cross-examination experience. All of our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and are trained in the MacArthy cross-examination style. Let us fight for you!


Whatever your circumstance, you deserve a loyal and trustworthy advocate. It is important that you sit down with your attorney and discuss thoroughly the options that you have and the things that really matter to you. We will help you figure things out. We are good at asking questions, and we are good at getting results. Call us today.

There are a lot of moving parts and it can be very difficult to navigate. This is where experience and compassion matter. Boeheim Freeman Law is committed to helping you through this process and providing you with the best legal representation and counsel. Why hire an attorney, when you can hire a team?

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