Motion Submissions

Alstate Process Service is a full-service firm that offers nationwide process service, which includes help with motion submissions. We proudly offer competitive prices and sport a skilled staff that is always up-to-date on the laws and regulations governing our business. We have trusted by many on Long Island, New York to handle motion submissions and our 30 years of experience will make sure you get the right work.

For more information about our services, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have about motions submissions and why they are important to get right. The number for our office is (631) 667-1800. When you call, we can further discuss what you need and provide you with the answers you need.

What is a Motion Submission?

During a lawsuit, there are times you may want the court to agree to something outside of the typical litigation process. When this happens there is a submission for a motion. And there are different types of submissions you can do. Perhaps there is a desire to drop the case, which is a motion to dismiss. Or there is a motion for summary judgement, which decides the winner of the case without going to a full trial. These motions are submitted during the litigation process. So you can turn to Alstate Process Service during this time and we can help you file any motion submissions.

Motion Basics

Motion submissions are simply a written request or proposal to the court to obtain an order, ruling or direction. There are different motions you can file. And in many instances, there are standard practices to file certain motions for certain cases. Commonly, these motions often determine if the case will go to trial or not.

Motion submissions are strategically important to the litigation process. So if you are involved in a case, it is important to know what motions are available to you. When it comes to these motions, the court will not file it for you if you fail to do so. Which means you need to either do it yourself, or turn to someone who can. Alstate Process Service has years of experience helping with these situations.

When it comes to filing, the courts typically have specific requirements for filing a motion. So you can actually look up the local court rules to understand what you will need to do. However, we recommend turning to a professional. We understand what it is that needs to be filed and will do it accurately for you.

Hearing vs. Non-Hearing Motions

Motion submissions either have a hearing or do not require one. The ultimate decision to hold a hearing for a motion is made by the judge. And done so on a case-by-case basis. So just because one motion similar to yours had a hearing does not mean it always does. During this submission, you can request a hearing for the motion.

If there is a hearing, the attorneys must appear before the court and argue for the motion. In addition to this, written submissions and affidavits, documents, and/or other evidence are also considered by the court.

When there is no hearing for the motion, the court can only make a decision based on written submissions. These are referred to as memorandas or briefs. The court can also review affidavits, documents, and/or other evidence that were submitted in time.

At the end of either of these motions, the court makes a ruling and will issue its order. Often this ruling is done in writing. In this written, there is an explanation for the final decision.