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Rule 8-9. Dissolution Actions

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   A. Property Statements. Where the action involves a division of property, the parties shall file a joint property statement. The plaintiff shall have 60 days from filing the action to prepare and furnish a copy to the opposing party. The defendant shall then supplement the property statement by adding to it any additional property or debts. The defendant shall serve a copy on the plaintiff within 30 days after receiving the initial statement from the plaintiff. Joint property statement forms may be obtained from the clerk or court. The joint property statement must be filed with the court prior to setting a trial date if the division of property will be contested.

Either party may obtain an extension of the time for completing the property statement on written motion for good cause shown. Except by agreement of the parties or by order of the court, amendments to the property statement shall not be permitted unless filed at least 10 days prior to trial.

   B. Temporary Hearings. Unless otherwise ordered, temporary hearings shall be heard by affidavit and argument only. All affidavits must be typed or written legibly or they will not be considered. No affidavit regarding temporary relief applications, other than ex parte relief allowed by statute, will be considered by the court unless a copy has been served on the opposing party at least 24 hours prior to the temporary hearing. Except for good cause shown, no more than 5 affidavits or, alternatively, no more than 50 affidavit pages (including exhibits attached thereto) per party will be considered by the court at the temporary hearing.

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