If you are in another state for example?
It's possible. You should ask the attorney on the other side if he/she will agree to it and then ask the judge, by way of a motion giving a good reason why you cannot appear in person.
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It is possible depending on the circumstances surrounding the motion. Please consult with your attorney.
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It is completely up to the judge. Follow Atty. Sachs' advise.
To questioners from West Virginia & New York: Although I am licensed to practice in your state (in WV, on inactive status as of 9/13), I practice on a day-to-day basis in Massachusetts. I answer questions in your state in areas of the law in which I practice, and in which I feel comfortable trying to offer you assistance based on my knowledge of specific statutes in your state and/or general principles applicable in all states. It is always best, however, to work with attorneys and court personnel in your own area to deal with specific problems and factual situations.
I have a case in Superior Court right now in which the court invited the opposing party to appear at the hearing on her motion to dismiss by video-conferencing (or to submit on the papers, with no appearance), because she lives out of the country.
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