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Frequently Asked Questions

418th District Court

418th District Court

418th District Court
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain an ex parte restraining order?

How do I obtain an ex parte protective order?

How do I obtain a hearing for temporary orders?

Do I obtain the date first and then contact opposing counsel or does the court?

Are there time limitations for hearings regarding temporary orders?

Do you require mediation before hearing a case?

Are there any special requirements for Protective Orders?

When does the court hear uncontested cases?

Do you automatically appoint an Ad Litem or an Amicus Attorney?

How do I get a trial setting?

When is docket call?

Do I have to be present with my client at docket call?

Do you hold telephone conferences and how do I arrange that?

Are there time limitations for voir dire, opening statements, final arguments, etc.?

What about jury charges?

What audio and visual equipment does the court have for trial purposes?

Do you have any special rules governing courtroom decorum?

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