In cases in which the parties waive the right to proceed before the Court with a custody matter and in which a hearing is held before the Court Hearing Officer, the Court Hearing Officer shall file a report in the same manner as provided by Pa. R.C.P. 1915.4-2 for cases of partial custody and visitation. The recommended order submitted by the Court Hearing Officer shall become a final order of Court within ten days from the date of entry unless a party files a written demand for a de novo hearing with the Court. A written demand for a de novo hearing in substantially the form hereinafter set forth shall be filed with the Prothonotary, who shall time stamp the demand and forward it to the Court Administrator for a hearing date. A demand for a de novo hearing shall not stay the recommended order entered by the Court unless the Court so directs. The Court Hearing Officer's Report shall be filed within thirty days of the hearing.
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF THE 37TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA FOREST/WARREN COUNTY _______________________________ Plaintiff vs. No. _______________________________ Defendant REQUEST FOR A HEARING AND NOW, this ________day of _____________, _____, the Plaintiff/Defendant,________________________________, by his/her Attorney________________________, respectfully requests the Court Administrator to list the above case for hearing de novo before the Court for the following reasons:_____________________ The hearing is de novo and therefore is not limited in scope to the reasons set forth herein. ________________________________ Plaintiff/Defendant Attorney for Plaintiff: ________________________________ Attorney for Defendant: ______________________________ Name of Conference Officer: __________________________ Date of Recommendations: ____________________________ Judge (if any) who has heard previous custody matter(s)______ Estimated Court time required:__________________________ I certify under penalty of 18 Pa. C.S.A. Section 4904, relating to unsworn falsification to authorities, that this Request was mailed on the ______ day of_______________, _____ by first class mail, postage prepaid. By: ________________
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF THE 37TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA WARREN COUNTY BRANCH CIVIL ______________________________ Plaintiff In Custody vs. ______________________________ Defendant WAIVER I, the undersigned, having been informed of the right to have this matter heard by a Judge or the Court of Common Pleas, hereby agree: 1. This matter may be heard by the Court Hearing Officer duly appointed by the Court. 2. Stenographic recording is waived. 3. The Court Hearing Officer may make Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and a Recommended Order after having heard the testimony of witnesses. 4. The Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommended Order shall be binding upon all parties in the event that there are no exceptions filed. 5. If exceptions are filed in this matter within ten (10) days from the Recommended Order, the Court shall schedule a hearing de novo in this matter. DATE:______________________________ ____________________________ Signature Exhibit L1915.4