Cmr. Joseph said to submit a court order for the court to sign, with an explanatory letter. He said that we could avoid another court appearance that way. So I did that, with a self-addressed stamped envelope. I also sent a copy to my ex-wife, who sent an opposition letter to the court.
I got this form letter response in my self-addressed stamped envelope:
Title of documents returned: ORDER APPT CHILD ASSESSORMeanwhile, the court apparently accepted my ex-wife's letter, and put it in the court file!
Reason for return:
_ Original Signature or date is missing.
_ Missing or incorrect filing fee. Correct fee is:
_ Clerk cannot enter default or judgment for the reasons stated below under "other."
_ Proposed judgment or order requires signature of opposing counsel approving as to form per California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312
_ You must obtain leave of court to file this document.
_ Execution issued on is still outstanding.
_ Jurisdiction or final date is incorrect. Correct date is:
_ You are required to have a stipulated agreement pursuant to Family Code Section 4065, Child Support Guidelines.
_ Order does not conform to minutes (see attached).
_ Substitution or withdrawal of attorney must contain the name, mailing address and telephone number of the new attorney or party in pro per and be served on all parties.
Local Rule 2.7.01.
_ Document does not conform to California Rules of Court, Rules 2.100 2.119.
THIS DOCUMENT IS ONLY FILED IN COURT DURING A HEARING IN RE: TO
CHILD EVALUATOR ASSESSOR. THIS DOCUMENT CAN'T BE SUBMITTED
AS A STAND ALONE FILING.
Apparently the court policy is that it is more likely to accept a submission if you do not enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.