What is the name of your state? North Carolina- I was served with a exparte order my reg. mail on Aug. 8th. for substance abuse and neglect (which is false) My ex's lawyer set the court date Aug. 15th on this matter. The funny thing is all parties showed up in court for this except for my ex's lawyer who file the suit against me. My ex told the judge that his lawyer should be here any moment, after waiting and hearing other cases, the lawyer still did not show up, so the judge continue the case til the 12, which is our reg. custody court date. My question is: Since my ex's own lawyer did not show up and its been over a month now since I was mailed the ex parte order, can I file a motion now to drop this exparte motion against me. Also let me add that my ex also called DSS on me and they came out and done a safety accessment and I got the results back from that. It said that: Not sufficient evidence to substantiate neglect. Please advise!