Q: Do I have to be notified ahead of the hearing date why someone is taking me to court so I can prepare?
The plaintiff is my ex bf whom I have a restraining order on and that no longer lives with me. The notice does not state what the reason is for the hearing. Clerk of the District Court said they do not have that information and that I should have an attorney with me on that date but I cant hire a lawyer if I do not know what for.
A: You would be well served to schedule a consultation with an attorney and bring in the notice of hearing you received. A Nebraska attorney can review the document and access the public court file and tell you what the hearing is about. For example, has your ex filed for a hearing on the protection order to have it set aside or modified? Is it to obtain personal belongings still in your home? Do you have children together? Etc.
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