Why can’t I talk to the Judge or Magistrate?
To ensure fairness and equal treatment, Judges and Magistrates are not permitted by their ethical rules to receive what are called ex parte communications—meaning visits, phone calls, or other forms of communication from just one side of a case.

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1. What types of cases are handled by the Domestic Relations Court?
2. Where is the Court located?
3. Where can I get copies of my court papers?
4. How can I find out my hearing date?
5. I can’t come to court on the assigned hearing date. How do I get a new date?
6. Can I file my own court papers? If so, how?
7. Why can’t I talk to the Judge or Magistrate?
8. What should I do if I moved or plan to move?
9. How do I get a transcript of a hearing?
10. What is mediation?
11. What is service and why is it important?
12. Do I need an attorney?
13. Who should I contact for a referral to an attorney?
14. What if I can't afford an attorney?