HCCLR 10 Dissolution or Parentage Actions (A) Temporary Orders. Hearings with respect to all temporary orders, including adequate cause, in dissolution, parentage and family law matters shall be held and determined upon affidavits, declarations, and argument only. Said affidavits or declarations shall be filed and served in the same manner as other pleadings and orders in civil cases as prescribed by the Rules of Court. Responding affidavits shall be served and filed not later than 3:00 p.m. the business day prior to the hearing unless the Court permits a later service and filing. (B) Pretrial, Trial, Position Statements. Prior to a trial on the merits in dissolution, legal separation and declaration of invalidity actions, a pretrial conference shall be held. Attendance in person or through counsel is mandatory. Two days prior to trial, the parties shall prepare, file, and serve a position statement identifying the issues that are yet disputed, including, if applicable, a proposed property and debt distribution listing values. (C) Testimony. Oral testimony is required at trial. Oral testimony is not required in uncontested dissolution or legal separation actions provided an affidavit or declaration in lieu of testimony or verification of findings of fact submitted with the final documents. This does not abrogate the right to appear in open court and take a dissolution through oral testimony. (D) A Final Order Parenting Plan shall be entered in every dissolution case involving a minor dependant child,and all parentage cases when requested by a party. (Effective 9/1/03)
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