Rule 2-14. Child Support Referree Exception Transcripts

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Rule 2-14. Child Support Referree Exception Transcripts

   A. The District Court hears and will continue to hear Exceptions to the Reports and Recommendations of the Child Support Referee. These Exceptions involve the preparation of transcripts of the proceedings had by the Referee.

   B. That in the interest of judicial economy and to promote prompt resolution of Child Support Referee Exceptions, the following is established with regard to production of the transcript:

   (1) A party filing an exception shall deposit the sum of $150 with the Clerk of the District Court for the preparation of a transcript. This deposit shall be made at the time of filing the exception. Any amounts remaining after the preparation of the transcript shall be refunded to the depositing party or any additional amounts due after preparation of the transcript shall be collected from the depositing party.

   (2) Indigent persons who request and are granted in forma pauperis status shall not be required to pay a deposit for the preparation of the transcript.

   (3) A transcript of the proceedings shall be prepared and filed with the Clerk of the District Court within six (6) weeks of the deposit being paid. The court reporter preparing the transcript shall also submit an invoice for the costs of preparation to be paid from the deposit made by the litigant.

   (4) The Clerk of the District Court shall provide notice to the District Court that the transcript is prepared and the matter ready to proceed to hearing upon the filing of the transcript.

Rule 2-14 approved October 25, 2023.