TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: September 28, 2016
RE: Rule 8.3.1, N.D.R.Ct., Case Management (Non-Divorce Cases)
Judge Reich requests that the committee consider adoption of a new Rule 8.3.1 dealing with case management in family law matters other than divorce cases. He also suggests adoption of a new form to accompany the rule. The proposed new rule and form are based on Rule 8.3 and the Appendix C form that is used with it.
In an email, copy attached, Judge Reich states that many family law cases the court sees involve parties that have never been married or motions made post-judgment after a divorce has been concluded. Judge Reich states that requiring scheduling orders in these cases would make them easier to track and resolve.
Copies of the proposed new rule and form are attached along with Judge Reich's rough draft proposal which shows how these new items relate to existing Rule 8.3