Court Adopts Amendment to Local Rule of Practice 15 Filing of and Response to Motions



The rule was modified to require that separate motions be filed for each type of relief requested rather than one motion with several branches, and post-decree motions must include the current addresses of both parties in the caption.   The rule also requires that contempt motions identify the specific orders alleged to have been violated; that motions to modify must identify the specific changes of circumstances upon which the motion is based; and that motions to compel must set forth whether it is based upon a failure to respond or an incomplete or evasive response and the specific discovery request alleged to have been violated.

The proposed amendment also makes clear that it is a party’s responsibility to perfect service on the opposing party under Civil Rules, and Instructions for Service must accompany all post-decree motions invoking the jurisdiction of the court. 

The proposed amendment also changes the response time for a party opposing a motion from 7 to 14 days.

To review the complete adoption of Local Rule 15, please click here.