Court Process

  1. Filing to First Hearing
  2. Contested Cases & Appeals

Mediation Resources

Filing to First Hearing

  • Within two to four weeks of filing, the Clerk’s Office will process your petition(s) and send out a summons as to your court date, via the Sheriff's.
  • The Clerk’s Office will also notify the Court’s Mediation Coordinator.
    • You will be contacted by the Court's Mediation Coordinator if your case is appropriate for mediation.
    • If an agreement in mediation is reached, you will not need to appear in court, and the Clerk’s Office will mail you your final order.
  • Within 30 to 90 days of filing, the Court will hold your first hearing.
    • At that time, you may leave with a final order.
    • If there are circumstances that require an additional hearing, your case will be continued to a contested hearing on the Court’s docket.
    • Other events which may occur at the first hearing: