TITLE I: Pleadings and Motions; Filing; Entries

 

1.6 Court FilingsAmended 4/1/2013

All documents to be filed of record in a Domestic Relations Court case (e.g. all pleadings, motions, notices of hearing, memoranda, trial briefs, findings of fact, etc.) must be presented to and acknowledged by the Domestic Relations Court Docket Office prior to being presented to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts’ Office for filing. Sufficient legible copies of documents to be filed must accompany the originals so as to allow the Domestic Relations Court Docket Office to retain one (1) copy of all documents to be filed; to allow the Hamilton County Clerk of Court’s Office to retain, not only the originals, but also the number of copies it requires for service and other purposes; and for delivery of a copy of certain documents to the assigned Judge or Magistrate as required below.

All motions to be heard by either a Judge or a Magistrate must first be set for hearing by the Domestic Relations Court Docket Office prior to being presented to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Office for filing. Written notice of the date, time, duration, type and place of any hearing on a motion, and sufficient copies of such notice, must then be filed with the Clerk of Court’s Office and served along with the motion itself.

Immediately after filing with the Clerk of Court’s Office, a filed stamped copy of any written memorandum, trial brief, final argument, request for findings of fact and conclusions of law, etc., which is to be considered by a Judge or Magistrate in resolving any issue in a case shall be submitted to that Judge or Magistrate by delivering the copy to the bailiff or constable for the Judge, or by leaving the copy in the Magistrate’s mail box in room 2-100 or 2-34.

 

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