The guardianship judge may hear whichever contested matters the judge shall select, and schedule them at the convenience of the judge’s calendar. The judge alone may also refer contested matters to the guardianship commissioner or another master appointed by the judge, for hearing and report. All other contested matters will be assigned to a trial judge serving in the family division on a random basis. The assigned judge may, upon resolution of the contested matter, return the case to the guardianship calendar, or continue with the case if further contested matters are expected.
[Amended; effective August 21, 2000.]