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motions shall be made in writing and filed with the Clerk of Courts, unless
made during a hearing, pretrial conference or trial. The motion shall include a concise written
statement of the relief sought and the supporting grounds. A party seeking more
than one type of relief shall file a separate motion for each type of relief
sought. Any post-decree motion invoking
the continuing jurisdiction of the court shall contain the current addresses of
both parties in the caption. All motions shall be individually captioned as set
Mary Doe Case
v. Motion to Show Cause
motion to show cause or motion for contempt must identify the specific court
order(s) the non-moving party is alleged to have violated. The motion must be
supported by an affidavit.
motion to modify must state the specific change of circumstance(s) on which the
motion is based. The motion must be supported by an affidavit.
motion to compel discovery must specify whether the moving party alleges a
failure to respond, or an incomplete/evasive response. A motion alleging
incomplete or evasive response(s) must identify the specific request(s) for
production, interrogatory(ies), or request(s) for admission(s) for which the
response was incomplete or evasive.
(B) Opposing a Motion. Any party opposing
a motion may file and serve a concise written statement of the reasons,
including citation to any authority relied upon, within 14 days from service of
(C) Additional Briefs. Reply or
supplemental briefs will not be considered unless filed with leave of court
after showing the necessity therefor.
(D) Service. It is the responsibility of the party filing
the motion to perfect service on the opposing party.
(1) Pending Cases. In pending cases, all motions shall be filed with the
Clerk of Courts and served on opposing counsel, on the self-represented party,
and on the guardian ad litem, where one has been appointed.
Post-Decree. All post-decree motions
invoking the continuing jurisdiction of the court shall be accompanied by
Instructions for Service. Service
through the Clerk of Courts shall be made pursuant to Civ.R. 4 through 4.6.
(Effective July 1, 1991. Amended effective September 1, 1995; April 2, 2019.)