44th Circuit Court Motion Schedules *Praecipe Required
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44th Circuit Court Motion Schedules *Praecipe Required

Motion days & times as listed in schedules below.  Call the Circuit Court Clerk's Office to check date availability and DO NOT BOOK dates.  FOC Referee Hearings must be scheduled through the Clerk's Office.  Adjournments require a stipulation and order.  FOC Adjournments require referee approval. 
Motion fee $20.00 (An additional FOC fee may apply to post judgment Domestic Cases)

You may contact the Circuit Court Clerk's office for date availability.  (517) 546-9816.

Judge
Days
Hearing Types
Judge Michael Hatty - P30990
Howell Courtroom #4
(517)  546.3060
Thursdays 8:30 AM
8:30 AM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
Criminal Motions & Driver License Restoration (Limit of 5)
Personal Protection Motions
Summary Disposition Motions (Limit of 4)
Civil Motions
Domestic/Name Change Motions
Judge L. Suzanne Geddis - P35307
Howell Courtroom #5       
(517)  540-7576

Wednesdays

Thursdays

1:30 PM

8:30 AM
10:30 AM
1:30 PM

3:00 PM
Personal Protection Motions

Criminal Motions (Limit of 3)
Driver License Restoration
Name Changes/Domestic/Civil Motions (Limit of 6, including dispositive motions)
Summary Disposition Motions (Limit of 2)
Judge Miriam Cavanaugh - P61875
Howell Courtroom #3
(517) 540.2515
Thursdays
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
Criminal (Unlimited)
Domestic Motions (Limit of 4 FOC objections and 6 miscellaneous hearings)
Judge Matthew J. McGivney - P63325
Brighton Courtroom Location
(517) 548-1120
Thursdays

8:30 AM
10:00 AM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM

Domestic Motions
Civil Motions
Personal Protection Motions
All Appellate Motions
Driver License Restoration

 

FOC Referee Motion Schedules*

*Praecipe Required

Hearing date & time must be scheduled through the Clerk's office:  (517) 546-9816


Adjournment Policy:  Adjournments require approval through a stipulation and order, or by motion and notice of hearing.  Stipulation and orders for adjournment may be faxed to the FOC at (517) 552-2312, “Attention: Referee Coordinator.”  If you require special accommodations to use the Court because of a disability, please contact the Court immediately to make arrangements; please provide your case number when contacting the Court.

** Time of the hearings will bed set by the Friend of the Court.  A notice of hearing will be sent with the time of the hearing and the Zoom informatoin needed to log into the Referee's Hearing room.  Time may not allow for witnesses.


Judge Matthew J. McGivney - Referee Motion Hearings
P-63325


Even numbered cases:


Odd numbered cases:

Tuesday Afternoons

Tuesday Mornings

before Referee David Huntley


before Referee Michelle Ziel Warner
Time will be set by Friend of the Court. **

Time will be set by Friend of the Court.  **


Judge Suzanne Geddis - Referee Motion Hearings
P-35307


  
Cases ending in 0, 1, 2, 3:


Cases ending in 4, 5, 6:


Cases ending in 7, 8, 9:
Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday
Afternoons

Tuesday Mornings
before Referee Michelle Ziel Warner


before Referee David Huntley


before Referee Jonah Sjoquist
   Time will be set by Friend of the
   Court. **

 
  Time will be set by Friend of the
   Court.  **
 
  Time will be set by Friend of the
   Court. **





Judge Miriam Cavanaugh - Referee Motion Hearings
P-30990


  
All cases

Tuesday Mornings

before Referee Jonah Sjoquist

   Time will be set by Friend of the
   Court. **




 The Following Motions Must Be Heard By The Judge

Adjourn trial, pretrial, or mediation
Attorney motion to withdraw
Change of venue (if pre-judgment & contested)
Compel discovery
Contempt motions / show cause motions
Contested motion to dismiss or default
Disqualify Judge
Emergencies (as approved by the Judge)
Entry of order for DNA testing
Entry of QDRO
Final orders by Family Support Division
GAL Fees
Objections to garnishment
Objections to Referee recommendations
Proofs for a divorce (unless preserved by Referee)
Quash subpoena or other protective order
Receiver/Arbitrator motions
Reinstate case
Removal of party from house
Restraining order re: property or assets only
Sanctions, attorney fees (when filed by itself)
Spousal support modification
Summary disposition

 Livingston County Circuit Court Clerk's Office (517) 546-9816

Clerk's Office - and - Howell Courtroom Locations
FOC Referees
Brighton Courtroom Location
204 S. Highlander Way, Howell, MI  48843 (Judicial Center)
210 S. Highlander Way, Howell, MI  48843 (Law Center)
224 N. First St., Brighton, MI  48116
Forms & filing information. Revised: July 2021