October 11, 2013 By Paul Wallin

For any attorney who practices family law in Riverside County it is very important that they know the most current local Riverside court rules and procedures in family law cases. If your lawyer does not know the local Riverside family law rules, it could result in your case being delayed or you not receiving the best possible outcome in your case. This is why it is crucial that you hire a family law attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable about the local rules of court in the county where you case is located. The experienced Riverside family law attorneys at Wallin & Klarich will ensure that every court procedure and rule is followed to ensure you get the best possible outcome in your case.

Recent Change to Court Trial Procedure in Riverside County (Local Rule of Court 5153)

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If you are facing a family law matter in Riverside, it is important to contact a Riverside family law attorney who knows the local courts and procedures so you can get the best possible outcome in your case.

If your Riverside divorce case is going to trial, it is very important that your attorney knows the new Local Rule of Court 5153. Prior to the amendment of this Local Rule of Court, parties and attorneys could merely submit a trial brief before the date of trial and as long as all of the necessary information was included in the trial brief, the trial would go forward. Local Rule of Court 5153 adds more steps to the trial process in order to ensure that attorneys and parties are actually ready for trial.

Riverside County Local Rule of Court 5153 states that no later than 10 days before the Trial Status Conference, or if there is no Trial Status Conference set 10 days before trial, the attorneys and self-represented parties must set up a conference to prepare the following:

  • A list of all disputed issues with a short explanation of each;
  • A statement of facts from each party; and
  • A signed stipulation as to undisputed issues of fact and law and exhibits, which neither party is objecting.

This rule is essentially forcing parties to try to settle issues in their case before going to trial. If Local Rule 5153 is not complied with, the Court will not allow your case to go forward until these procedures are met. This could result in delays in your case, and the Court has indicated that it will be imposing sanctions and fines on attorneys and parties who do not comply with this rule.

Riverside Family Law Attorneys who Know the Local Courts

It is very important that you hire an experienced Riverside divorce lawyer to ensure that your case is handled appropriately at every stage of the process. With this new local rule, it is of the utmost importance to hire an attorney for trial who knows the local courts. Without this knowledge and experience, you may not achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Our experienced Riverside family law attorneys have been successfully representing clients in the Riverside Family Law Courthouse for over 30 years and know the local customs, rules and procedures.

To consult with a Riverside divorce attorney at Wallin & Klarich, call us at (888) 749-7428. We will be there when you call.

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