Filing Deadline Schedule

  • Monday: Wednesday, noon
  • Tuesday: Thursday, noon
  • Wednesday: Friday, noon
  • Thursday: Monday, noon
  • Friday: Tuesday, noon

Resources

 Motion Hour 

Motion hour is held on Monday for Family Court proceedings. If Monday is a holiday, motion hour will usually be held on Tuesday. Typically, only attorneys attend motion hour.

When you file a motion, you must notify all of the involved parties by first-class mail that the case is being put on the docket. The other party must receive notice three business days prior to the court date.

Sometimes Family Court judges change their schedules and do not hear a particular type of case during a given week. The clerk assisting you will know when the various dockets are scheduled and can assist you in obtaining the correct date for your motion hour.

For any other types of cases such as paternity; dependency, neglect and abuse; domestic violence or status offenses, motions are scheduled for the day a particular division hears that type of case. The clerk can tell you what day of the week a division hears a certain type of case.

14th Floor, Room 4019 a.m.Division 1, Judge Joan L. Byer
24th Floor, Room 4029:30 a.m.Division 2, Judge Hugh Smith Haynie
34th Floor, Room 40310 a.m.Division 3, Judge Patricia Walker Fitzgerald
45th Floor, Room 50110:30 a.m.Division 4, Judge Dolly Wisman Berry
14th Floor, Room 4019 a.m.Division 1, Judge Joan L. Byer
24th Floor, Room 4029:30 a.m.Division 2, Judge Hugh Smith Haynie
34th Floor, Room 40310 a.m.Judge Patricia Walker Fitzgerald
45th Floor, Room 50110:30 a.m.Division 4, Judge Dolly Wisman Berry
55th Floor, Room 50211 a.m.Division 5, Judge Eleanore Garber
65th Floor, Room 50311:30 a.m.Division 6, Judge Jerry J. Bowles
75th Floor, Room 504NoonDivision 7, Judge Joseph W. O'Reilly
86th Floor, Room 60212:30 p.m.Division 8, Judge Donna L. Delahanty
96th Floor, Room 6031 p.m.Division 9, Judge Stephen M. George
106th Floor, Room 6001:30 p.m.Division 10, Judge Paula F. Sherlock