Order to Show Cause – Request for Orders

A Request for Order (RFO) – formerly called an Order to Show Cause, or OSC, is a request by a party for the court clerk to set a hearing so the judge assigned to the case can make certain orders. An RFO is served on the party to whom it is directed, requiring that party to appear at a specified time and show cause why the relief requested by the applicant should not be granted. A hearing will then follow.

In Family Law, an RFO may be filed for various purposes including requests for temporary support, custody and visitation, restraining orders, and contempt orders.

An application for an order and the supporting declaration must be made on certain judicial counsel forms.

For more information on filing an RFO or Order to Show Cause, call our offices at (619) 284-4113. Our San Diego divorce attorneys have access to the required court forms necessary to request an Order to Show Cause hearing and are experienced in filing such matters.