Motion for oral argument? AZ Divorce
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Hearings typically are not set for discovery motions. But it looks like the opposing counsel requested one. Usually the court reads the motion, response, and reply and enters its ruling to grant or deny the motion. Oral argument will be an opportunity for each side to, well, argue the merit of the motion and provide any additional information the judge might need to decide this.
It’s not clear why the opposing counsel might believe oral argument is required. Discovery disputes usually can be easily briefed. It’s possible you said something in the reply the attorney worries about or perhaps it’s a concentrated effort to enlarge the conflict and cost of this dispute because the prevailing party can ask for attorney’s fees under Rule 65.
Either way, you may want to consult with an attorney to go over the dispute, the briefs, and what you should do to prepare if oral argument is set.
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