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Strike motion forms must be completed by 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday before the motion is set to be heard.


Uncontested Divorces will be heard on Wednesday.
Attorneys and Pro-Se litigants are required to check in with the Divorce Referee by 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday. 


All dispositive motions must be heard at least THIRTY DAYS before trial. Dispositive motions will NOT BE HEARD if the Court does not receive a courtesy copy of memoranda from each participating party within the time period required by the T.R.C.P.


Appropriate attire is mandatory for any appearance in court, whether as a participant in a case, a witness, or an observer.  Appropriate attire not only helps maintain decorum but shows respect for our laws and courts.

As a general rule, think of the courtroom as a formal environment. Dress as you would when going for an important job interview. You will be barred from the courtroom if you violate the court dress code. Regardless of how you personally feel about the dress code, please obey the rules.

Suggested Guidelines -

•Men: wear shoes with socks; long pants (on pants with belt loops, wear a belt); shirt (tucked in) with or without a jacket

•Women: wear shoes; a dress, skirt or long pants; a blouse, sweater or casual dress shirt (if your top is sleeveless, wear a jacket or sweater)

You will NOT be allowed to enter the courtroom wearing the following inappropriate clothing (this may result in default of your civil case):

  • Shorts
  • Hats, baseball caps, curlers
  • Halter, tube top, spaghetti straps, or low-cut top
  • T-shirt or muscle shirt
  • See-through clothing
  • Flip flops
  • Clothing that exposes your midriff or underwear
  • Ripped or torn jeans
  • Baggy pants that fall below your waist
  • Clothing with an emblem or wording that promotes illegal or inappropriate activity
  • Clothing that depicts or promotes violence, sex acts, illegal drug use or profanity

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