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#757458 - 12/18/12 01:43 AM Settlement Conference - No Attorney
rjd21071 Offline

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Registered: 12/18/12
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I have a settlement conference this Thursday. I do not have an attorney as I cannot afford one. My wife does have an attorney, but it seems that neither her nor her attorney are willing to discuss the settlement conference. I don't know what to expect. I don't know what I am required to bring or say or anything. I just want to make sure the child support is fair and I get to see my kids. She lives in a big house with her parents and I live in an apartment. We will most likely have joint custody but she will have living custody. Can anyone at least tell me what I can expect at the settlement conference? Thanks.

#757459 - 01/18/13 03:51 AM Re: Settlement Conference - No Attorney [Re: rjd21071]
Renny Offline


Registered: 09/24/11
Posts: 479
Settlement conference: If unable to settle informally, a formal settlement conference is scheduled with the Judge. Attorneys prepare briefs for the Judge (and each other).The parties must attend court. There are often intense settlement negotiations. If the case is settled, the attorneys and parties go into the courtroom and place the settlement on the record. The Plaintiff testifies that the marriage has broken down and cannot be saved. If case is not settled, Judge may order another settlement conference, a pretrial conference, or set the case for trial.

The information above is vailable online. There is a lot more information available, including YouTube videos. You should be prepared. You should hire an attorney. Good luck.


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