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Telephonic Hearings

The court may grant either or both parents permission to appear by telephone. The most common reasons are the parent lives far away; the parent has a disability; or appearing at court would be an undue hardship on the parent.

If you would like to appear by phone, you must ask the court's permission using the Request for Telephone Appearance form. The request for telephone appearance must be filed with the court at least 12 court days before the hearing. The request must be filed directly with the court, not the CSSD. You can file the form in person, by mail, or by faxing your request to (442) 247-3946.