Ask to Attend Court by Phone or Computer

What Does A Motion For Virtual Or Telephonic Appearance Do?

A Motion for Telephonic or Virtual Appearance asks the court if you or someone else can use a phone or computer to attend a hearing, instead of going to the courthouse.

Does Asking The Court For A Virtual Hearing Automatically Mean I Do Not Have To Go To The Courthouse?

No. Only an Order signed by the judge can change whether you need to go to the courthouse at the scheduled date and time of a hearing. If an Order does not change how you can attend the hearing, then you should show up to court on the date and time listed on the court order.

If I Want To Ask To Attend By Phone Or Computer, When Should I Ask?

Information including court rules, filing fee waiver forms, and how to file forms with the court can be found by clicking the resource below.

What Forms Are Needed To Ask The Court To Attend A Hearing Virtually?

Representing yourself in court should not be taken lightly, and there are many reasons why hiring an attorney is a good idea. If you do choose to represent yourself, click here for what you need to know. Attached below are the Contempt Instructions and Contempt Forms. This form is specifically for custody or parenting time violations. If needed, there are resources below to help you complete the forms. Before completing the forms, look up your case information. You will need this information to complete the case captions found on the top of each court form. If you cannot locate your physical copy, visit to do a search. Refer to the resources found in the Helpful Tools and Resource section if you have questions about filing your forms or more steps that you may need to take after filing your forms.

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