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Louisville Family Court Motion Hour

Sometimes, lawyers, including myself, forget that a client has likely never been through a legal proceeding.  That leads, from time to time, to a failure to clearly explain the Court system.

In Louisville, every Monday (except for some Holidays) is Motion Hour Day in Circuit Court, including Family, Criminal and Civil Divisions.  That is also true in Anderson, Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties.  In Fayette, Henry, Oldham, and Trimble Counties, Motion Hour is on Friday.

Motion Hour is a time that every Louisville Family Court reserves so that attorneys (an pro se litigants) may present Motions to the Court. A Motion is something like a letter to a Judge asking her or him to take some action or prohibit some action from happening.

In divorce and custody cases, there are pendente lite motions, or motions asking for temporary help; scheduling motions; discovery motions; jurisdictional motions; enforcement motions; and post-Decree motions to modify.

Motions are noticed for the regular Monday Motion Hour of Louisville Family Court. It is rare for a client’s attendance to be necessary, but you are always welcome. If there is any objection to the Motion, then it will likely be assigned to a Hearing at a later date.

The outcome of a Motion is most often an Order.  The Order is the Judge’s written response to the Motion.  It is enforceable once the Clerk enters the Order (usually with a stamp).

If you have questions about Louisville Family Court, or your family is about to go through a change, please call me.  If you are not ready to talk, then please take a look at my website or The Louisville Divorce Attorney or The Louisville Divorce Lawyer.  I will help you with your difficult questions about a difficult time in the life of your family.

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