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APPENDIX 2


CAUSE NO. __________

IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF X IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
X
JOHN DOE AND X
JANE DOE X JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS
X
AND IN THE INTEREST OF THEIR X
MINOR CHILDREN X _______ TH JUDICIAL COURT

SCHEDULING ORDER

Based on the information available to the court, the following scheduling order shall apply to this case unless modified by the Court. If no date is given below, the item is governed by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. If no date is required, the attorney for each party shall initial the applicable line confirming that it is not applicable in this case.

1. ________

All parties are properly before the Court.

________

If JOINDER of the parties is required, all parties must be added and served, whether by amendment of third party practice, by this date. THE PARTY CAUSING THE JOINDER SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF THIS SCHEDULING ORDER AT THE TIME OF SERVICE.

2. ________

AD LITEM. Any necessary attorney or guardian ad litem appointments have been made or shall be made by this date.

3. ________

WITNESSES. A list must be filed which includes the name, address, and topic of testimony of each witness by this date.

a. EXPERT WITNESS of Petitioner and Respondent;

b. EXPERT WITNESS of all other parties..

c. FACT WITNESS who may be called at trial.

Expert fact witnesses not listed in compliance with this paragraph will not be permitted to testify absent a showing of good cause. This designation is Not substitute for any required interogatory supplementation.

4. ________

PARENTING SEMINAR is completed by both parties.

________

PARENTING SEMINAR will be completed by this date.

5. ________

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. By this date the parties must either (1) file an agreement for ADR stating the form of ADR requested and the name of an agreed mediator, if applicable; or (2) set an objection to ADR. If no agreement of objection is filed, the Court may sign an ADR order.

6. ________

INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT. Spouses shall exchange a sworn Inventory and appraisement by this date. A complete inventory shall be filed prior to trial. An inventory combining the inventories of the parties should be required prior to trial.

7. ________

DISCOVERY. All discovery requests and deposition notices must be filed by this date. Discovery may be initiated after this date by stipulation in conformity with Rule 11, Tex, Rules of Civil Procedure. Incomplete discovery will not delay the trial date.

8. ________

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION OR SOCIAL STUDY to be completed by this date.

9. ________

PLEADINGS. All amendments and supplements must be filed by this date. This order does not preclude prompt filing of pleadings directly responsive to any timely filed pleadings.

10. ________

A STATUS CONFERENCE is set on this date.

11. ________

PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. Parties shall file their Pretrial Order and shall be prepared to discuss all aspects of trial with the Court on this date. TIME: ______ ___.M. (Required for cases expected to exceed three hours and jury trials)

12. ________

TRIAL. This case is set for trial on the merit on this date. The time needed for trial will/will not exceed three hours.

13. ________

A jury fee has been paid. Proposed charge will be filed with the Court prior to jury selection.

14. ________

Counsel for all parties certify that they are not presently set in any other Court, civl or CRIMINAL.

15. ________

Counsel for all parties certify that they have no vacation letter on file or hereby waive the vacation notice.

16. ________

SCHEDULING CONFERENCE is rescheduled for ____________, 2000, for the following reason:

___________________________________________________________



SIGNED this the ____ day of _______________, ______

_____________________________
JUDGE PRESIDING

ACKNOWLEDGED:

_________________________
Attorney for Petitioner

_________________________
Attorney for Repondent

_________________________
Attorney Ad Litem


APPENDIX 2

This form is available in the 279th and 317th District Courts

[Local Rules - Family Law Proceedings]

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