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
Silvis (724) 830-3492 (724) 853-4650
Stewart (724) 830-3489 (724) 830-3681
Walsh (724) 830-3782 (724) 830-3194

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 @ 1:00 PM (724) 830-3365
Silvis Monday & Friday at 8:45 AM by Cisco WebEx Meeting. No parties appear in person. Opposing party must
call chambers by 8:45 a.m. on the scheduled date.  THERE WILL BE NO MOTIONS COURT FROM MONDAY, MAY 30, 2022 THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022.
(724) 830-3492
Stewart Wednesday & Thursday at 8:45 AM (724) 830-3489
Walsh Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00 a.m. - DO NOT CALL THE CHAMBERS. PLEASE FAX OR E-MAIL A COPY TO CHAMBERS AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. FAX: 724-830-3194 or e-mail [email protected] (724) 830-3782

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.