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N1915.1 Amendment

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY,
 PENNSYLVANIA
 
      CIVIL DIVISION
 
IN RE:           ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER         )
                       2009-7                                                  )
                       Rule N. 1915.1                                    ) 
                       Custody Conferences                         )
                                                                                    )

          ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

 AND NOW, this 5th day of June, 2009, Rule N1915.1 is adopted in full with change as amended below:

9. If all parties are in agreement to continue a custody conference, the party shall notify the Court Administrator of the agreed continuance request in writing.   When a request for a continuance of a custody conference is opposed, such request shall be made in writing through the office of the Custody Conference Officer, and may be granted by the Custody Conference Officer only upon certification that there has been an attempt to obtain an agreement of the opposing counselor or party, and only upon good cause shown, or Order of Court.

The requesting party shall state the nature of the pending petition, the identity of the moving party, and the reason for the continuance.
 
 The writing to a party requesting a continuance shall contain the following language:
 
If you oppose this continuance, you must set forth your reasons in writing, along with your telephone number, and provide it to the assigned Custody Conference Officer within two (2) business days of the postmark, e-mail, or fax confirmation of this request.  You may contact the Court Administrator’s Office at 610-559-6700 to obtain the assigned Custody Conference Officer’s phone and fax number.  If you fail to do so, the continuance will be granted.  You must also provide a copy of your writing to the other party and counsel.
 
The two (2) business day  period may be waived in exceptional circumstances as determined by the Custody Conference Officer.
 
In all cases where a custody conference is continued, the party seeking the continuance shall file a new praecipe as set forth above.

      BY THE COURT:
 
      ___________________________________
      F.P. Kimberly McFadden, P.J.

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