Civil Division B

Civil Division B - Commissioner Court (Room 117)

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Subject Matter

This division hears: 
    • Contested show cause proceedings involving Family Law Matters
    • Initial Determination of Adequate Cause on petitions to modify/ change parenting plans and non-parent custody petitions
    • Petitions for Non Parent (3rd Party) Custody
    • Petitions to Modify Child Support/Parenting Plans
    • Domestic violence hearings
    • Modification/Termination and Renewal of DVPOs on Friday morning
    • Unlawful harassment and Stalking hearings
    • Weapon Surrender Compliance Hearings
    • NO Discovery motions

Schedule - Docketing

Matters conducted in Civil Division B shall be heard and docketed as follows:
Type of Hearing Days Held Starting At Scheduled / Docketed By
Show Cause   Monday - Thursday  9:00 a.m.  Moving party files Note for Commissioner's calendar*
Modifications / Terminations / Renewals of DVPO Every Friday  9:00 a.m.  Domestic Violence Office, Room 110
Weapon Surrender Compliance Hearing Every Friday  9:00 a.m.
Scheduled by Commissioner at Final Order Hearing
Domestic Violence, Unlawful Harassment, and Stalking Monday - Friday  1:00 p.m. Domestic Violence Office, Room 110
*The moving party shall docket these matters by e-filing a Note for Commissioner's Calendar simultaneously with a motion and/or notice of hearing and any supporting pleadings, unless it is a re-note of a motion or notice of hearing previously filed, in which event only the Note for Commissioner's calendar shall be e-filed. All motions shall be heard on the basis of filed pleadings.