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I received a Friday Motions Day/Praecipe/Notice for a Motion for Protective Order. The Motion is asking that I not be allowed to seek any information in my discovery requests about my ex-wife's current husband regarding his employment, business endeavors, income, assets or his debts and obligations. Opposing counsel and I didn't agree to the date she is requesting the case be heard. Also, when filling out the time estimate portion of the Praecipe/Notice, opposing counsel stated she needed 30 minutes. The Notice states that combined it can't be more than 30 minutes. I think opposing counsel should have only put down 15 minutes to allow me at least 15 minutes for my side to be heard. Do you feel that opposing counsel made an error in putting 30 minutes down? I am wanting to go before the calendar control judge to request a date certain, other than a Friday, since I feel that 30 minutes isn't enough time for this case to be heard. Do I need to present evidence or have detailed reasons as to prove to the calendar control judge why I think the case needs more than 30 minutes to be heard or is it a simple matter of telling the judge that I need more time?
My main question was if I'm entitled to go before the calendar control judge and ask for a date certain, other than a Friday, because I personally feel the hearing will take more than 30 minutes? I read in the instructions for the moving party that "if a hearing on any motion must take longer than 30 minutes, the moving and responding parties, or their counsel, should appear before the Calendar Control Judge to request a hearing for a day other than a Friday. Opposing counsel did this to me on a separate matter and was granted a different hearing date".
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