LCR 94.04 DOMESTIC RELATIONS ACTIONS. (a) Preliminary and Temporary Orders. (1) Affidavit or Declaration of Financial Affairs. A party applying for temporary support, maintenance, debt or income- producing property allocation, attorney’s fees or other financial relief pending trial must serve and file with his or her motion an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury respecting financial affairs. The responding party, if contesting the motion, shall likewise submit such an affidavit or declaration which shall be served and filed. The notice of hearing or show cause order shall notify the responding party of this requirement. (b) Ex Parte Hearing. Non-contested actions for marriage dissolution, separation or invalidity decrees, and paternity decrees, which have been approved for entry by all parties or their counsel may be presented for final hearing before the judge assigned to hear ex parte matters on any regular court day. Except as required by the judge or judicial officer reviewing the proposed decree, oral testimony will not be required at such hearings. The attorney or party shall request that the clerk present the original court file to the ex parte judge at the time of presentment, together with the proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law and decree. Presentation of such agreed decrees may be by mail to the Clerk of the Court. The appropriate ex parte fee and return, postage paid and pre- addressed envelopes for any conformed copies shall be submitted prior to presentation. The person submitting the ex parte request shall assure proof of compliance with LCR 95.04, if applicable. [Adopted September 1, 1991; amended effective September 1, 2004.]
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