In Iowa, in a civil Rule to Show Cause, filed under Iowa Code 528, if the opposing party wants to appear telephonically for a scheduled Settlement Conference, with his attorney in person, does Iowa Law require written notice?
I am the custodial parent and the child and I live out of state, therefore I am always allowed to appear telephonically. Opposing counsel had sent me an email stating, "you have no problem for XXX to appear telephonically right?" and I responded with, "Why does he need to, he lives 5 minutes away". the next thing I know, looking at Iowa Courts online, his attorney went ahead and filed a motion to have him appear telephonically. Isn't that an ex-parte order, as I was never given written notice, nor did I agree to it?