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Reschedule a Referee Hearing

Motion Hearings

With the consent of the other party, either party can request the rescheduling of a motion hearing. If consent from the other party is not obtained, a motion hearing will not be rescheduled.

Requirements

  • Requests should be submitted at least five (5) days prior to the original hearing date.
  • Complete a Reschedule Referee Motion Hearing Form.**
  • All parties must reach an agreement as to the next available date the parties will be ready to proceed.

If your hearing is scheduled before the Assigned Referee in the Penobscot Building 645 Griswold Detroit, MI - please fax your request to the Referee Support Staff at (313) 237-9268.

If your hearing is scheduled before the Parenting Time Referee in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Two Woodward Ave. Courtroom 1913 Detroit, MI - please fax your request to the Referee Support Staff at (313) 237-9268.

** If neither party is represented by an attorney, each party must complete and fax separate rescheduling forms. Both forms must be received before a hearing will be rescheduled

Administrative Hearings (excluding Show Cause Hearings***)

Requests to reschedule hearings that were administratively initiated by the Friend of the Court must be done by contacting the Referee’s Support Staff by telephone (see Referee Support Telephone List) or faxing a written request to (313) 237-9268. Both parties must consent to the request before a hearing can be rescheduled.

Examples of Administrative Hearings

  • License Suspension Hearings.
  • Modification and Review Hearings.
  • Hearings previously adjourned by the Referee.

Requirements

  • All parties must reach an agreement as to the next available date the parties will be ready to proceed.
  • If done by telephone, each party must contact the Referee Support Staff.
  • If done by fax, each party must fax their own separate request or both parties may sign one request.
*** Show Cause Hearings cannot be rescheduled. If the non-custodial parent fails to appear, a bench warrant may be issued against him or her.

For a current Referee Support Staff contact list, please go to www.3rdcc.org/friend-of-the-court