Ok, thank you. I figured my daughter would need to testify in person at some point, but didn't realize she would need to go to the initial hearing that was scheduled, or that I was expected to bring the cashier and manager in person. I don't think I would be able to get these people to show up to court on such short notice, but can obviously take my daughter.
For reference, here is the timeline:
7/10: store incident and police report
7/12: went to Family Court and submitted petition. Waited to see if judge would see me that day, but it was deemed not an emergency. I was given a piece of paper with the initial hearing date and time, but no other instructions
7/18 scheduled Initial Hearing day
Could you please let me know what I should expect at this hearing? I thought it would be the same as if the judge had agreed to see me on 7/12, just with an appointed time, to review the petition and ask questions. Am I supposed to go in with witnesses at this point?