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ruling or scheduling hearing on a motion

by brian
(wpbch fl)

How long after filing a motion for the court to either rule on a motion or schedule a hearing on a motion?

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Scheduling a Motion Hearing
by: FALDP Staff

Hi Brian,
In general, in order to obtain a ruling on a motion you as the movant, will need to schedule a motion hearing and send a notice to the opposing party. The judge should rule on the motion at the motion hearing. It is a common error that pro se litigants make - to file a motion and think that the judge will rule on it automatically. In almost all cases and circuits, a motion hearing must be scheduled. It is also considered good practice to prepare a proposed order to take with you to the motion hearing. There are various local rules about exactly how a pro se litigant can schedule a hearing; and also local rules about proposed orders. Do your research and ask the clerks of court. This page might help:

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