Arbitration hearings are limited to one hour, which means that each side has up to 30 minutes to testify and present witnesses and evidence. The arbitration hearing may last longer if, at the hearing, the arbitrator determines that more time is needed to ensure fairness and justice to the parties.
The person required to pay a money judgment can make full or partial payments to the clerk of superior court to ensure that the court has a record of payments. Paying the other party is also an option. A party who receives partial or full payment directly from the other party is required to notify the clerk of any payments received and can file a Certificate of Payment with the court as proof the payment was received.
If you are the party seeking child support, you may contact your local Child Support Enforcement Agency to provide representation for you, or you may hire a private attorney. If you are the party obligated to pay child support, you may hire a private attorney to represent you or represent yourself.
If you cannot pay the full amount of a secured bond in advance with your own money (cash), you may give the State a mortgage on real property (land) that you own, such as your home, as security for your appearance in court. If you do not have enough money or property to post your own bond, someone else, called a surety, may provide security on your behalf. The surety signs the bond paperwork along with you, promising the court that the surety will ensure your appearance at court and will be responsible for the amount of the bond along with you.
Law enforcement must seize a motor vehicle if any of the following is true: The driver is charged with an impaired driving offense and his or her driver’s license is revoked due to a prior impaired driving offense. The driver is charged with an impaired driving offense and he or she is not validly licensed and not covered by an automobile insurance policy. The driver is charged with felony speeding to elude arrest.
Child support orders can be modified after three years, or if there has been a substantial change in circumstances. A difference of 15% or more of the child support paid under an existing order and the amount of child support resulting from the application of the guidelines based on the parents’ current income and circumstances is presumed to be a substantial change in circumstance.
Your attorney can ask a judge to modify your conditions of release (like reducing the amount of the bond), or you can ask the judge to do so yourself during a court appearance, if you do not have an attorney.
None. Court costs are assessed against a defendant only if you are convicted of a crime or infraction. Note that if you hired an attorney to represent you, you still will be responsible for any payment agreement you made with the attorney, but that is an obligation to the attorney, not to the court. If you were appointed an attorney by the court and are not convicted of any offense, then you will not be required to repay the State for the attorney’s services.
Mediation is a guided conversation that can allow people to settle a legal dispute themselves without the need for a long process of litigation or a trial. This can save money, time, and stress for people involved in the court system.
Gather your evidence and witnesses. You can present physical evidence at the arbitration hearing, such as contracts, receipts, or photographs. You can also bring witnesses to testify for you. You must arrange for your witnesses to attend the hearing, either by having them agree to attend or by issuing a subpoena to require their attendance.