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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Statutes: Virgin Islands, U.S.

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Updated: 
December 2, 2019

1474. Hearing, temporary orders

(a) Prior to a hearing, upon good cause shown, the court on motion of a party may enter such temporary relief orders as it considers necessary.

(b) No later than 10 days after the petition is filed under section 1473, a hearing must be held at which the parties shall have an opportunity to present evidence and testimony. The parties shall have the right to representation by counsel.

(c) If a hearing held pursuant to subsection (b) is continued, the court may extend any temporary orders issued pursuant to subsection (a); however, a continuance may not be longer than 10 days.