Local Rule 28

 

REPORTS AS EVIDENCE IN DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASES

 

 

28. (A)  In any type of domestic relations hearing concerning the reasonableness or the necessity of the treatment to be done, a medical/treatment necessity report (duly signed by the physician or other supplier of treatment-related services, i.e. dental, optometric, other medical specialty, etc.) shall be filed with the motion, if available at that time, or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable, or as otherwise ordered by the Court.  Once filed, such report shall be sufficient and be admitted into evidence at said hearing if properly and timely served on the opposing counsel without objection.

 

28. (B)  In any type of domestic relations hearing concerning the issue of claiming of dependency tax exemptions by one of more of the parties, and the calculated benefits of awarding such exemptions to one or the other parent, a calculations report, so designated and duly signed by a tax preparer, shall be filed with the motion, if available at that time, or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable, or as otherwise ordered by the Court.  Once filed, such calculations report shall be sufficient and be admitted into evidence at said hearing if properly and timely served on the opposing counsel without objection.

 

28. (C)  In any type of domestic relations hearing concerning the issue of present day values of:

1.   retirement benefits/pension plans;

2.   personal property;

3.   real property; or

4.   business and/or financial assets or interests,

a calculations/valuation/appraisal report, so designated and duly signed by the valuator/appraiser of the property in issue, shall be filed with the motion, if available at that time, or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable, or as otherwise ordered by the Court.  Once filed, such valuations report shall be sufficient and be admitted into evidence at said hearing if properly and timely served on the opposing counsel without objection.

 

 

(Adopted September 22, 1993)

(Revised December 31, 2008)