LCR 9. SPECIAL MATTERS: MOTIONS AND PLEADINGS (a) - (l) No Local Rules (m) Motions to Shorten Time. Motions to shorten time for a hearing shall be granted only upon good cause shown. The party requesting an order to shorten time shall give verbal and written notice as soon as possible to opposing parties regardless of when pleadings are prepared and provided. Such motions shall contain a written certification that pro se parties or attorneys were notified of the time and place of requesting the order to shorten time, or the reasons why such notice was not given. The court may impose terms, including an award of attorney fees, where the court later finds there was insufficient need for shortening time. See also, LCR 5(a)(1). (n) Motions in Dissolution Actions. (1) Standard Forms and Supporting Affidavit or Declaration. Motions for temporary support, maintenance, restraining orders, parenting plans, costs, attorney fees and show cause orders in connection therewith shall be in compliance with any standard forms required by law and local rules herein and shall be supported by the affidavit or declaration of the moving party. (2) Blank Affidavit or Declaration Provided to Pro Se. When one of the parties is pro se, a blank affidavit or declaration shall be attached to the motion for temporary orders and show cause order and served on the other party. In addition, the motion for temporary orders and show cause order shall contain the following language: "At the hearing, the court will consider written sworn affidavits or declarations under penalty of perjury. Oral testimony may not be allowed. If you wish to respond, prior to the hearing you must: (1) file your documents with the court; (2) provide a copy of those documents to the judge; (3) serve the other party's attorney with copies of your documents (or have the other party served if that party does not have an attorney); and (4) complete your filing and service of documents within the time period required by the local court rules in effect in your county. If you need more information, you are advised to consult an attorney or a courthouse facilitator. FAILURE TO APPEAR MAY RESULT IN A TEMPORARY ORDER BEING ENTERED BY THE COURT THAT GRANTS THE RELIEF REQUESTED IN THE MOTION WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE. (3) Courtesy Copies. Courtesy copies shall be delivered to the assigned judge, pursuant to LCR 8. (4) Evidence on Motions. Hearings with respect to all temporary orders shall be held and determined only upon the pleadings, affidavits or declarations, and other papers filed, unless the court directs otherwise.
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