An Order to Show Cause (O.S.C.) signifies a court directive or requirement whereby an individual is summoned to appear and provide a justification or explanation.

How do I respond to an order to show cause in California?

Your Response should present a valid rationale (“cause”) for deviating from the court’s regulations, instructions, or timelines. Additionally, you are required to fulfill any other directives stipulated in the Order, including the submission of a Response or other pertinent documents. Adhering to the specified deadline is crucial as failing to do so might result in the potential loss of your case.