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who determines if a court hearing is closed to both the respondent and the petitioner?
Response 1: The Judge with the consultation of the Attorneys in the case makes this decision.
Does this mean only the attorneys speak to the judge at a scheduled hearing or can either the petitioner and/or respondent request to be heard at a scheduled hearing.
This involves a protection order already in place, by the petitioner and wanting to renew the protection order.
Response 2: If the hearing is closed to the parties but their Attorneys, only their Attorneys can speak to the Judge.
Also, if title to property is involved, what can the other party do to remove their name from the property title, if the respondent and petitioner are not legally married, and both names are XXXXX XXXXX title? The petitioner has not lived at the property for a year, nor has made any mortgage payments. The petitioner would like to start a life, without the financial control of title - held over their head by the respondent but the respondent will not sell the property or refinance. Thank you.
Response 3: The other party (Party A)must file a Complaint/Petition for Partition of the Property and ask the Court to force the party (Party B) to buy the Party A out or refinance to take Party A’s name off the property.