What is the general procedure for a hearing with a General Magistrate for a transfer of venue in a family law matter?
Will anything else be addressable or only the particular docket listed on the notice (in this case, venue transfer was listed).
Any insight would be wonderful. Thank you.
It should be only what is noticed for a hearing. If either side, or even the GM, attempts to address issues which were not noticed for the hearing, you would want to politely object and state your objection for the record. The procedure for a hearing in front of a GM is the same as that in front of a Judge, you would address the court as "your honor" and the moving party will go first and the other party will go second.
This answer is for general informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for your particular case nor is it intended as legal advice. I have not reviewed your case nor have I met with you and the answer to this question does not in any manner whatsoever establish an attorney/client relationship.
I agree with Attorney Augin, the hearing should only be on what is indicated on the Notice of Hearing otherwise, you were not properly notified what the hearing is about. Good luck.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
The only item that should be discussed is the Motion the hearing was set for.
At a hearing, dress appropriately, turn your cellphone off and do not chew gum. It sounds silly, but you wouldn't believe how some people behave at a hearing and the General Magistrate should be treated with the utmost respect.
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