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by Brad
(Nashville TN)

If I have not received a subpoena but a notice of hearing only, may I ask for a phone hearing if I live 750 miles away if the hearing is on a motion of contempt of court filed by the spouse. The trip would cost me hundreds of dollars and endanger my job for being absent for 3 days.

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Motion for Telephonic Hearing
by: Staff FALDP

Brad,
Absolutely request to be heard telephonically. Your ex can object, but the judge may grant your request anyway. People in your situation often make this request. I found the pro se motion and order for the Thirteenth Circuit (Tampa) at this link:

http://www.fljud13.org/Portals/0/Forms/pdfs/family/motionTelephonicHearing.pdf

You can retype it for your county/ circuit.

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