Time To Think About New Rules

Don’t Wait Until After The New Year To Start Thinking About New Rules Which Go Into Effect January 1, 2020. Here are some new Rules to start thinking about now.

Scheduling a Motion Hearing in Family Court?

Per the new Minnesota Rules of Family Court Procedure: 

A.  Include the following statement in your Notices:
The Rules establish deadlines for responding to motions. All responsive pleadings shall be served and filed with the court administrator no later than 7 days before the scheduled hearing. The court may, in its discretion, disregard any responsive pleadings served or filed with the court administrator less than 7 days before such hearing in ruling on the motion or matter in question.
Rule 303.01(c)

B.  Calendar the new deadlines as follows:
•   Initial motions will need to be served and filed at least 21 days before the hearing. 
Rule 303.03(a)(1)

•   Responsive motions raising new issues will need to be served and filed at least 14 days before the hearing.  
Rule 303.03(a)(2)

•   Responses to initial motions and responsive motions will need to be served and filed at least 7 days before the hearing.  
Rule 303.03(a)(3)

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Calendaring Deadlines in 2020?

Be sure to review the new Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure on Computation of Time: 

•   General Computation of Time:  Rule 6.01(a)

•   Definition of Last Day:  Rule 6.01(b)

•   Definition of Next Day:  Rule 6.01(c)

•   Definition of Legal Holiday:  Rule 6.01(d) (refers to Minn. Stat. §645.44, subd. 5)

•   Additional Time After Service by Mail or Service Late in the Day:  Rule 6.01(e)

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Click here to Review Minn. Stat. 645.44 now.