Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 5.94 – Continuances.

Rule 5.94. Continuances.

  • (a) At the call of the calendar, if a matter is not ready for hearing or approved, it may be continued from week to week for not more than 3 weeks. After the third continuance, it will be ordered off calendar unless a motion for further continuance is granted by the court. If a continuance is requested, the guardianship commissioner must be notified not later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday the week before the matter is to be heard. A later request will be considered by the court only upon a showing of good cause.

    (b) When a petition for guardianship is called for hearing, and any person appears and orally declares a desire to file a written objection, the court will continue the hearing with the understanding that if an objection is not actually on file at the new hearing date, the hearing will proceed.

    (c) At the call of the calendar, if objection is taken to any matter on the approved list, and petitioner or petitioner’s counsel is not present, the court may continue the matter to allow the filing of written objections and the giving of notice thereof to petitioner. Such continuance must be made, and petitioner or petitioner’s counsel notified, in any case in which the court proposes to effect a substantial change in the relief prayed for.

    [Amended; effective August 21, 2000.]