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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-1731



Promulgation of Local Rule 1920.74; 864-2014

[44 Pa.B. 5461]
[Saturday, August 16, 2014]

Order of the Court

And Now, this 29th day of July, 2014, it is hereby Ordered and Decreed that Venango County Local Rule 1920.74 is amended as set forth hereinafter. This rule shall be continuously available for public inspection and copying in the office of the Prothonotary. Upon request and payment of reasonable costs of reproduction and mailing, the Prothonotary shall furnish to any person a copy of any local rule. The said local rule shall become effective thirty (30) days after the date of the publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

President Judge

Local Domestic Relations Rules—Venango County

Rule 1920.74. Form of Motion for the Appointment of Divorce Master. Order.

 (a) The motion for appointment of a Divorce Master shall be substantially in the following form:

________________: IN THE COURT OF COMMON
  vs. :
________________: Civ. No. _____ - ____
Defendant :


 AND NOW comes the ______ , by and through his undersigned counsel, and pursuant to Venango County Local Rule 1920.51 files his Motion for Appointment of Divorce Master stating in furtherance thereof as follows:

 1. Counsel for the Plaintiff is: ______

 2. Counsel for the Defendant is: ______

 3. The Complaint was filed by the Plaintiff on _____

 4. The Complaint was served on the Defendant on ______

 5. The statutory ground(s) asserted (are)(is) Section ______ of the Divorce Code or __ annulment.

 a. If 3301(c), affidavit of consent filed by Plain- tiff _____ by Defendant _____ .

 b. If 3301(d), affidavit of separation filed by (Plaintiff) (Defendant) on _____ Counter-Affidavit, if any, filed on _____ .

 6. Matters at Issue:

  ____ Dissolution of Marriage
  ____ Equitable distribution of marital property
  ____ Allocation of marital indebtedness
  ____ Exclusive Possession of Marital Residence
  ____ Alimony pendente litem
  ____ Counsel fees and/or expenses of litigation
  ____ Court costs
  ____ Bifurcation
  ____ Alimony

 7. Discovery __ is __ is not complete as to the claim(s) for which the appointment of a Master is requested.

 8. I hereby certify that Pa.R.C.P. 1920.46 is (__ applicable) (__ not applicable).

 9. I hereby certify that Pa.R.C.P. 1920.31(1) is (__ applicable) (__ not applicable) and the income and expense statement have been filed as follows:
Plaintiff ______ (date) Defendant ______ (date).

 10. I hereby certify that Pa.R.C.P. 1920.33(a) is (__ applicable) (__ not applicable) and the inventories have been filed as follows:
Plaintiff ______ (date) Defendant ______ (date).

 11. The hearing is expected to take _____ hours.

 12. I hereby certify that _____ has deposited the proper fee for the appointment of the Divorce Master with the Venango County Prothonotary on _____ .

 WHEREFORE, the ______ respectfully requests that this Honorable Court grant the instant prayer for the appointment of a Divorce Master by approving and entering the proposed Order attached hereto.

 Dated: ______ Attorney For: ______

 (b) The Order Appointing Master shall be in substantially the following form:

________________: IN THE COURT OF COMMON
  vs. :
________________: Civ. No. _____ - ____
Defendant :


 AND NOW, this _____ day of _____ , 2____ , the Court has received the Motion for Appointment of Divorce Master filed by the _____ in the above-captioned matter.

 Richard Winkler is hereby appointed Divorce Master in this matter.

 (1) The master will schedule a preliminary conference at the earliest convenient time, but no later than sixty (60) days from the date of this Order. Parties and their counsel shall attend the conference and attempt to resolve all outstanding issues without further litigation.

 (2) Each party shall file and serve upon the other party a pre-trial statement in accordance with Pa.R.C.P. 1920.33(b) and deliver a copy to the Divorce Master prior to the preliminary conference.

 The preliminary conference with the Divorce Master shall not proceed until each party has filed their inventory and pre-trial statement.


, J.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1731. Filed for public inspection August 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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