Chambers of Kathleen Gallogly Cox
Circuit Administrative Judge & County Administrative Judge
County Courts Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
NOTICE TO THE BAR
CHRISTMAS VISITATION DISPUTES 2014
The Family Law Judges, Judges Jakubowski, Finifter, Martin, Cahill, Bailey and Purpura will be available to consider Christmas visitation disputes from Monday, November 24, 2014 through Friday, December 19, 2014.
To obtain the intervention of the Court, contact LaRue, in the office of Judge Ruth A. Jakubowski, at 410-887-2628 to be assigned one of these Judges on a rotating basis. Once you are assigned a Judge, you may contact that Judge’s Chambers. You will need to have the following information available:
- Name of the Case
- Case Number
- What the last order, if any, states with regard to visitation
- Name and telephone number of attorney or party on the other side
- What efforts (stating facts) you have made to reach an agreement with the other side
- The specifics of what you are requesting as relief
- The specifics of what the other side has offered, if anything
NOTICE TO THE FAMILY LAW BAR
FINALIZING DIVORCES PRIOR TO YEAR END
The Circuit Court has set aside docket time on December 22nd and December 30th to set in hearings on divorces in uncontested matters where parties or counsel seek to have the matter finalized within the 2014 tax year. In order to have the case set for hearing, all matters must be resolved, the grounds for divorce must be ripe, and the case must be at issue (i.e. an answer filed or an order of default entered with the 30 days to move to vacate having run).
If you wish to have a case set in for hearing on one of these days, please contact Civil Assignment at 410-887-2660. Cases are being set for hearing at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (no afternoon time slots on December 30th).
In order to ensure the case can be heard and the final Judgment can be docketed, please have the following when you appear:
- Proposed Final Judgment of Divorce
- “Blue Sheet”
- Payment for any open Court Costs
While we are scheduling cases on December 30th, we have reduced staff available that day in the Clerk’s Office to docket Judgments. Therefore we encourage parties and counsel to set the case on the earlier date.