Please call the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for date availability at (517) 546-9816.

Judge Motion Schedule

Motion days and times as listed in schedules below. Friend Of The Court Referee Hearings must be scheduled through the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Adjournments require a stipulation and order. Friend Of The Court Adjournments require referee approval.

Motion Fee: $20.00
An additional FOC fee may apply to post judgment domestic cases.

Judge Day Time Hearing Types

Judge Matthew J. McGivney
P63325
Howell Courtroom #4
(517) 548-1120

**All appeals and civil motions by Zoom unless otherwise arranged with Court.  Court will re-notice with specific times.

Zoom ID: 378 202 7655      Passcode: 520961

Thursdays 8:30 AM Criminal Motions (Limit of 5) (In Person)
1:30 PM Appeals/Drivers License Appeals
1:30 PM Personal Protection Motions (In Person)
1:30 PM Name Change Motions
1:30 PM Civil Motions

Judge L. Suzanne Geddis
P35307
Howell Courtroom #5
(517) 548-1120

**All pro cons, domestic, and civil motions by Zoom unless otherwise arranged with the Court. 

 

Zoom ID: 753 967 4155      Passcode: 04142020

 

Wednesdays 1:30 PM Personal Protection Motions (In person)
Thursdays 8:30 AM Criminal Motions (Limit of 3) (In Person)
10:30 AM Driver License Restoration (In Person)
1:30 PM Name Changes/Domestic/Civil Motions (Limit of 6)
3:00 PM Summary Disposition Motions (Limit of 2)
Friday 1:30 PM Pro Confesso Hearings
Judge Miriam Cavanaugh
P61875
Howell Courtroom #3
(517) 548-1120
Thursdays 1:30 PM Criminal Motions (Unlimited)
1:30 PM Domestic Motions (Limit of 4 FOC objections and 6 miscellaneous hearings)
Judge Susan Longsworth
P65575
Brighton Courtroom Location
(517) 548-1120

 

 

**Parties may appear by Zoom or in person unless otherwise specified by the Court.  Court may re-notice with specific times.

Zoom ID: 865 957 2605         Passcode: 202048

Thursdays 9:00 AM Name Changes
9:30 AM Domestic Motions
1:30 PM Personal Protection Motions (In Person)
2:00 PM Civil Motions and Appellate Hearings
  Summary Disposition Motions – contact judicial staff for date and time.

Friend of the Court Referee Motion Schedules

Hearing date & time must be scheduled through the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Please call us at (517) 546-9816.

Praecipe Required. Time of the hearings will be set by the Friend of the Court. A notice of hearing will be sent with the time of the hearing and the Zoom information needed to log into the Referee’s Hearing room. Time may not allow for witnesses.

Judge Cases Day Referee Time

Judge Susan Longsworth
Referee Motion Hearings

P65575

Even Numbered Cases Tuesday Afternoons Before Referee David Huntley Set By The Friend Of The Court
Odd Numbered Cases Tuesday Mornings Before Referee Michelle Ziel Warner Set By The Friend Of The Court
Judge Suzanne Geddis
Referee Motion Hearings

P35307

 

 

Cases Ending In 0, 1, 2, 3 Tuesday Mornings Before Referee Michelle Ziel Warner Set By The Friend Of The Court
Cases Ending In 4, 5, 6 Tuesday Afternoons Before Referee David Huntley Set By The Friend Of The Court
Cases Ending In 7, 8, 9: Tuesday Mornings Before Referee Jason Blevins Set By The Friend Of The Court
Judge Miriam Cavanaugh
Referee Motion Hearings

P61875
All Cases Tuesday Mornings Before Referee Jason Blevins Set By The Friend Of The Court

Types of Motions That Must Be Heard by the Judge

  • Adjourn trial, pretrial, or mediation
  • Attorney motion to withdraw
  • Change of venue (if pre-judgment & contested)
  • Compel discovery
  • Contempt motions / show cause motions
  • Contested motion to dismiss or default
  • Disqualify Judge
  • Emergencies (as approved by the Judge)
  • Entry of order for DNA testing
  • Entry of QDRO
  • Final orders by Family Support Division
  • GAL fees
  • Objections to garnishment
  • Objections to Referee recommendations
  • Proofs for a divorce (unless preserved by Referee)
  • Quash subpoena or other protective order
  • Receiver/Arbitrator motions
  • Reinstate case
  • Removal of party from house
  • Restraining order re: property or assets only
  • Sanctions, attorney fees (when filed by itself)
  • Spousal support modification
  • Summary disposition

Circuit Court Clerk

Elizabeth Hundley, Livingston County Clerk

Elizabeth Hundley
County Clerk

Kristi Cox
Chief Deputy County Clerk

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Phone

(517) 546-9816

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Paperwork processed up until 4:45 p.m.)

Closed County Holidays

Judicial Center

204 S Highlander Way
Suite 4
Howell, MI 48843

Fax

(517) 548-4219