Unless there's an emergency involving the children (and "I really want to get this done, it's been a long time!" ISN'T an emergency) there's no particular reason that the court will start making decisions about issues before the matter is calendared to be heard. If there's a TRUE emergency, (kid in danger of physical harm, or risk that someone will steal kid out of state) then an ex parte application is the right method to get the court's IMMEDIATE attention.
As the other attorney stated, your option to be immediately heard is ex parte, and it must qualify as an emergency. There isn't anything to file to hurry the court along.
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