Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 5.95 – Consolidations with the lowest number.

Rule 5.95. Consolidations with the lowest number.

  • (a) Whenever it appears that two or more guardianship petitions with different numbers have been filed with reference to the same proposed ward or wards, the court may on its own motion consolidate all of the matters with the matter bearing the lowest number, unless the court specifically determines a higher case number shall be the surviving case.

    (b) Where a complete consolidation of proceedings is ordered, the clerk, unless otherwise ordered by the court, must file such consolidated proceeding and all subsequent papers relating thereto under the number assigned to the case which the judge designates as the surviving case.

    [Amended; effective August 21, 2000.]