COVID Procedure Changes to Commissioner Hearings


Family Law Domestic Motions

  • Up to sixteen (16) matters may be confirmed per day. Prioritization is given to motions for immediate relief/restraining orders, hearings regarding relocation, show cause/contempt motions, and motions related to primary care of children.
  • Cases confirmed over the limit will be continued to an overflow calendar as long as such calendars are available. Attempts will be made to reschedule the new hearing date as soon as possible.

Guardianship/Probate

  • Up to fourteen (14) matters may be confirmed per session. 

Minor Guardianship

  • Starting August 2, 2021, this calendar will be heard at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday in Courtroom 1E. 
  • Any previously scheduled hearings for this session, originally scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday in Courtroom 1E, will be heard  at the new 9:00 start time on or after August 2, 2021.

 

Commissioners Civil Motions 

  • When the court resumes hearing unlawful detainer actions for default payment of rent for residential property, these actions will be heard on a specialty calendar. More information about this calendar will be posted soon.
  • Petitions to restore firearm rights shall follow the process outlined in the current emergency order.

Domestic Violence/Anti-Harassment Calendar

State Support Calendar

  • Parties will be notified of a process to follow in the State’s calendar note or summons.

Interpreter Calendar

  • Up to four (4) matters may be confirmed.  Petitions for domestic violence orders, anti-harassment orders, contempt matters and emergency parenting plan matters will have priority for confirmation.  Domestic violence and anti-harassment matters will be court confirmed. 


Pro Se Dissolutions

  • Background checks for the entry of parenting plans should be submitted at least 5 days prior to the hearing.
  • In-person testimony is expected for all cases. The court may grant leave to use written testimony in unique circumstances, requests must be pre-approved.

GAL Compliance

  • Matters will be without oral argument unless a judicial officer directs otherwise.
  • If a judicial officer requests oral argument on a GAL Compliance hearing, parties can find this information on the calendars posted here. If “Oral Argument Requested” is listed for a hearing, parties should plan to appear.