Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Native American Law for Arizona

Q: What do I put on a motion for a telephonic hearing in the navajo nation court on November 15? Do I have time?

The court hearing is up in window rock, and I live in Phoenix. I need to get my kids to school that day, and there isnt enough time for me to get there in time at 10 am, on top of the fact that I dont have a way to get there. I just found out a telephonic hearing was possible, but now there is minimal time to have to file motions and what not. What do I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Mike Branum
Mike Branum
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The Clerk of Court cannot provide legal advice, but yours is more of a logistical question. They may be able to assist you without filing any paperwork. That is where I would start. Hopefully another attorney with experience with the tribal court will see your question and provide a more informed answer. In the interim, I would call the Clerk first thing Monday morning and ask. It cannot hurt and may solve your problem.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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