CORRECTION – THIS UPDATE CONTAINS A SMALL CORRECTION TO THE PREVIOUS UPDATE – SEE PAGE 2, PARAGRAPH 4, UNDERLINED SECTION, DEALING WITH COURT APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEMS. PLEASE DISCARD THE PREVIOUS UPDATE DATED DECEMBER 3, 2012.
PREMISE: Family law motions are controlled by statute and the rules of family court procedure. Although most attorneys follow those rules, some do not. In order to effectively evaluate a family law motion there are 10 basic rules and judicial best practices that every judge should know: