Postponement Policy

Any request for postponement of a hearing date scheduled in the Family Division shall be made through a written Motion filed within fifteen (15) days of the initial Order or Notice setting the hearing date.

Thereafter, except for exigent circumstances, a hearing date may be modified only upon filing with the Clerk a written Motion setting forth a showing of good cause for the reason the matter cannot reasonable be heard as scheduled despite the diligence of the party seeking the postponement.

Modification requests for cases set in the Family Division made for exigent circumstances will be heard daily at 4:00 p.m. on the record, before a Judge. Parties and/or counsel seeking a postponement shall report to Courthouse East, 111 North Calvert Street, Room 108, no later than 3:45 p.m. to complete the necessary paperwork, after which they will be directed to the appropriate courtroom for the hearing. Failure to appear in a timely fashion in order to complete the necessary paperwork may result in the court considering the request on the following day.

The party seeking the postponement must ensure that all persons necessary for the court to conduct the hearing are present in court for the hearing. The court will not conduct the postponement hearing unless all parties to the matter and/or all counsel whose appearances are entered in the case are present.  

*”Exigent circumstances” means an unforeseen development that occurs within thirty (30) days of the date for which a postponement is sought.  If the case is scheduled for more than thirty days before the date for which a postponement is sought, please file a written Motion.

PLEASE NOTE: Personnel from the Clerk’s office and Family Division administrative office cannot change court dates.    

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