229. No pre-trial examination is permitted where the amount claimed or the value of the property claimed in the judicial application is less than $30,000.
No pre-trial examination may last more than five hours, or in family matters or cases where the value in dispute is less than $100,000, three hours. In the course of the examination, the parties may agree to extend its length from five to seven hours or from three to four hours. Any other extension requires the authorization of the court.