The child custody and alimony request begins with drafting an application instituting proceedings. This request describes the various arguments justifying the type of custody required. The application is executed and sworn by the party.
The family lawyer submits this document to the Court. A date is then set for trial.
Then the plaintiff shall send the other party a certified copy of the application along with a subpoena. These documents are delivered by a bailiff. The other party shall respond within 10 days. The first appearance is in Superior Court. Both parties debate before the Judge the temporary custody rights (that is during the proceedings, before the final decision).
In case of an emergency, safeguard measures shall also be drafted which make it possible to minimize the timeliness of service. This would be the case for instance if the child was in danger.