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Family Law News

Posted on: Feb 22, 2018

Welcome to Tip of the Week! Judicial officers will offer a tip each week for members of the Family Law Section. Feel free to send suggestions to Mag. Kim Mattingly at

By Mag. Kimberly Dean Mattingly, Marion Superior Court

Another tip from a colleague in CCB; I can’t believe I did not think of this one myself!
Not sure how to word this to avoid ire, but…I think you have included a tip that they should state the amount of time they need for a hearing pursuant to Family Law Rule or we will set a 15 minute hearing, but how about also stating in your motion how far out you want the hearing set because my staff will set hearings in two weeks if they have dates available.  Then everyone files for continuance because they haven’t exchanged discovery or evaluated assets or…

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