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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-656




Family Division Rule of the Court of Common Pleas; No. AD-2019-147-FD Rules Doc.

[49 Pa.B. 2221]
[Saturday, May 4, 2019]

Order of Court

And Now, this 15th day of April, 2019, it is hereby Ordered that the following Rule 1930(a)(7) of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Family Division, adopted by the Board of Judges shall be effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin:

 AMENDED LOCAL RULE 1930 ADDING SECTION 1930(a)(7)—Meet & Confer Requirement for Family Division Motions

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 1930. Domestic Relations Matters Generally.

 (a) Family Division Motions

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 (7) Meet & Confer Requirement for Family Division Motions

 (i) Litigants are to confer prior to the filing and/or presentation of any motion before the Court and are to attempt, in good faith, to reach amicable resolution of the issues involved. (litigants include: counsel representing a party and parties who are self-represented.) Each motion filed shall contain a certificate of compliance setting forth a brief statement of the extrajudicial means employed to resolve the dispute, in substantially the form set forth below.

 (ii) Failure to comply with this rule may result in sanctions. Good faith efforts toward amicable resolution shall be considered as a factor in determining whether or not the requested relief is appropriate, the propriety of sanctions, or in determining the exigency of circumstances, if relevant.

 (iii) In the event that any party is self-represented in a matter where any party involved in the matter is either a protected party in a PFA, or has been the subject of domestic violence allegedly perpetrated by the opposing party at any time within the past 24 months, the party must state so in their certificate and said reason shall be sufficient for purposes of this rule in excusing the requirement to confer in advance.

 (iv) Certificate of Compliance with Rule 1930(a)(7) Form

 Docket No. _________________


 I certify that I have complied with Local Rule ____ as noted below.

[  ] Talked by phone _________________
[  ] Met in Person _________________
[  ] Telephoned/Left message _________________
[  ] Emailed _________________
[  ] Emergency _________________
[  ] Other: _________________
[  ] Domestic Violence Waiver _________________
[  ] Unable to Confer because: _________________


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-656. Filed for public inspection May 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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