Civil Division Adjournment Procedures

Requests for adjournments are discouraged; however, will be considered for good cause.  All adjournment requests should be made as soon as the conflict is known.  No adjournments will be granted less than 48 hours before the scheduled hearing date absent verifiable emergency circumstances.

Pretrial, Motion, Settlement Conference, Bench Trial, Landlord Tenant, Creditors Exams or Mediation
If you would like to ask for an adjournment of a Pretrial, Motion, Settlement Conference, Bench Trial, Landlord Tenant, Creditors Exams or Mediation, you must file a Stipulation and Order for Adjournment pursuant to Michigan Court Rule 2.503.  If the hearing is more than one week away, the Stipulation and Order should be mailed to the attention of the Judge's Law Clerk at the 52/3 District Court, 700 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills, Michigan, 48307.  If the hearing is less than one week away, the Stipulation and Order should be faxed to the attention of the Judge's Law Clerk at 248-853-3277.  (If you fax, please do not send an original copy through the mail.)

Please note that the Stipulation must be signed and dated by both parties to the case and the Order must be filled out completely.  Incomplete forms will be rejected. The stipulation and order should not specifically state a new court date unless first confirmed with the court. The new court date will be set by the court and parties will be notified.

If the adjournment request is due to a conflicting court date, the judge will follow Michigan Court Rule 2.501(D)(3) in determining whether to grant the request. Please note that no adjournment is granted unless and until the order is signed by the Judge.  The court staff will notify you as to whether the adjournment has been granted.  If it is less than 48 hours before your scheduled court date, please contact the Civil Division at 248-853-5553 to find out the status of your request.


Small Claims
If you would like to request an adjournment of a Small Claims case, please contact the Civil Division at 248-853-5553. 

Please note that parties to a case should not have direct contact with a judge via email or telephone.