Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Changes in Non-Appearance Hearing Time Periods

Effective January 1, 2012, and as part of the changes to the state court procedural rules to adopt the "Rule of Seven," the deadlines in Probate Rule 8.8 were revised from 10 days’ notice of a non-appearance hearing to 14 days. That also means 14 days (two weeks) and no additional days for mailing, weekends, etc. The Rule of Seven is designed to simplify determination of time deadlines, and is discussed in more detail in The Colorado Lawyer article by Richard P. Holme, January 2012 issue at pages 33 - 40. JDF Forms 712, 722 and 963 have been revised to note the new 14-day deadlines.