My husband and I just filed a modification form today on a visitation/custody of our son. How long till we have a court date? How long till the other parties receive their papers?
The papers have to be served, and the court date is whenever the court wants it to be.
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In Norwich, New York, give it three weeks to a month. You have to serve the summons and petitions not later than eight days prior to the first appearance, or else the matter will be adjourned for another service attempt.
It really depends on the court's caseload, and the "urgency" of the matter as they see it. The court must prepare a summons and serve it upon all parties with a enough time to give proper notice of the court date.
If the matter is in need of immediate attention/action, I suggest contacting an attorney in your area and discussing the feasibility of preparing an Order to Show Cause. That may give you immediate, temporary relief.
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