Q: How do I appeal/challenge a reversed Ex Parte order?

A woman stole my pets and began abusing and killing them. She would not allow me on the property to retrieve them, refused to communicate, showed many photos of my animals dead and dying, covered in blood, etc.

I got an Ex Parte order to get my animals from her. The police stupidly gave her 8 hours advanced notice, and she threw them into garbage bins and locked them (I saw as I was waiting for law enforcement to arrive to enforce my order). I was only able to retrieve one of my pets. The following day, this woman got her lawyer friend to file an appeal of my Ex Parte. They are supposed to give me at least 2 days advance notice; they only gave me a few hours advance notice, and I therefore missed the court date. Her reversal of my original order thus succeeded, and this woman has been stalking me trying to take back my one pet I saved from her before.

What forms/files do I need to file online to challenge this? This is an urgent matter.

1 Lawyer Answer

Thomas A. Grossman

Answered
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I don't know enough facts about your case, but I don't understand why the police, or an animal control agency, doesn't immediately arrest this woman for animal cruelty. Something doesn't make sense. You should get a lawyer ASAP.

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