Family Court Motions
If you are looking to file any family court motions, under the settlement rule, you need to notify the other party within seven days under Minnesota Law. You must contact the other party by telephone or written communication so that you can talk about the motion filed. You are not to contact the other party if there is a no contact order between you two.
If there is a not contact order- you must not contact the other party. You are still required to fill out a Certificate of Settlements Effort form and file it with the court. There are a number of exceptions to the rule. There are some cases that are exempt from the Certificate of Settlements Effort rule. Some of the cases that may be exempt include but are not limited to –
- The case is domestic abuse
- The case is a contempt action
- Domestic violence claim by one of the parties.
If you happen to be the person responding to the motion, you do not have to fill out the Certificate of Settlement form. This only needs to be completed by the party filing the motion. Another option is to try mediation prior to filling out the Certificate of Settlements Effort form.
As always, we strongly advise you to contact an attorney if you are looking to file a family court motion. The Schechtman Law Office has over 20 years of experience in the area of family law. Our office offers a free consultation for everyone that contacts us with any family law issues. We understand that every family law situation is unique to each party. There can be issues that are contentious, civil or just need to be mediated. We are a full service family law office that will be able to provide top level customer service to our clients. We make sure that our clients are meeting their needs. Please contact us today so that we may be able to help you or get you pointed in the right direction with your family law needs.