Motions Court

Family Court Motions Practice

All motions/petitions are scheduled by the judicial chambers.

Attorneys must fax or hand deliver a copy of the motion/petition to the judicial chambers:
Bononi (724) 830-3365 (724) 830-3090
Mears (724) 830-3805 (724) 850-3975
Smail (724) 830-3814 (724) 853-2208
Krieger (724) 830-3483 (724) 830-3930

Contested motions must be scheduled for (4) days in advance of presentation with notice to all parties. Call the Judge's Chambers to schedule. The Family Court Judges hear motions on the following dates and times, unless otherwise indicated by the Judge's chambers:
Bononi Tuesday @ 1:00 PM and Thursdays @ 3:00 PM (724) 830-3365
Mears Wednesday & Thursday at 8:30 AM (724) 830-3805
Smail Tuesday & Friday at 8:45 AM (724) 830-3814
Krieger Tuesday & Thursday at 1:00 PM (724) 830-3483

Uncontested motions/petitions, scheduling orders and consent orders (including continuances) may be dropped off at chambers at any time for review and signature. All uncontested motions, petitions and consent orders must be either verified by signature or expressly state “consented to by all parties” within the motion.

Emergency petitions can be brought to chambers by mail, fax or hand delivery. If the Court deems it necessary, an expedited hearing will be scheduled before the Court. After the time and date are assigned, the filing attorney/party must give notice of the expedited hearing date to the opposing party and/or counsel.