When to use a request for peremptory setting?


#1

Both myself and my spouse live 1300 and 1000 miles from Wake County and have not lived in North Carolina for at least the last two years.

Is the request for peremptory setting used to request a hearing via telephone with the Judge?


#2

A peremptory setting gives a case priority to be heard first (or second, third, if there are other peremptory matters scheduled on the same calendar). This type of setting is used to ensure matters are heard on the calendar for which they are set without being continued. Many times parties who live out of state will request a peremptory setting to ensure they are heard and to avoid a wasted trip.
More often than not judges will not allow parties to be heard via telephone, only other witnesses when absolutely necessary.


#3

Thank you Attorney Clarey.