Attorney At Law Magazine Vol 5 Issue 10 - Page 22

Family Law “W hat can I expect in my case?” This is one of the most common questions from those unfamiliar with family law proceedings. Other than explaining the legal aspects of their specific case, they are really asking what is going to happen. This article will explain the progression of a typical divorce case. Initial Filing Many people are curious if it matters who files first. Most of the time it does not, but there are times when rushing to the courthouse to be the first to file does make a difference. If the litigants live far from the attorney, it makes sense to file through your attorney so that the case can be assigned to the courthouse closest to your attorney, which will reduce the cost of your case slightly. Also, if there are emergent circumstances, like a need for emergency temporary orders for parenting time or support, you should definitely not wait to file. Resolution Management Conference Progression of a Family Law Case By Jeff Biddle Once the other party has responded, the court will likely set a hearing called a resolution management conference (RMC). The court may also set an RMC if you request temporary orders. An RMC i ??[\B?H?[[Z[?\?HX\?[??]H??\??]???][?[?]X[[\?\??[??H?\?K????Y\??H?\?B?\?H?\?Y?YY][?\??\??H\??Y\?[?][\??Y??X]K?Y?\?H\?H[?HY?Y[Y[??B???\??[[?\???H\??\???\??\?KH??\??[?]?]\?HX\?[????X?\?H[\?\?H?\??X\?[???]\????\?[??K[\??]]?H\?]H?\??][? YYX][?K\?[?[?????\?[??H[??X[ ????]?Y[??H?\?[[?H\?Z?[?][??P???[\?\?H?\??X\?[??Y?Z]\?\?H\??YZ?[??[\?\?H?\???X?\?\?[?[??[YH??\? H??\??[?]B?[\?\?H?\??X\?[??]H[\?\?H?\??X\?[??]?Y[??H?[?HZ?[??HH??\???[?\?]??^H??[?\?[???[Y[?\?H]?Y[??HZ?H^X?X???X??^\??[???][Y[???X?B??\??]?[?H??[[???H?\\?Y?[???\?]Y\?[??X??][?\??[?[??X[?]X][?[??H[?B???[?H?]?[?H?[YY?][?H\?H\??[??H??\???[?[?K?H??\?X^H?[HY?\?X\?[??B??\?H?\?[?Y?H???Y\??]X^H[??Z?HH\??Y\?[?\?Y?\?[Y[?[??]?H[?HH?[[??]B?]\?]K??Y\[?Z[?]\?H?\??\?H?H[\?\?H[?X^H?H?[??YY?\?H??\?X\?H?\?H]H?[?[?X[ ?Y?[?H[?H?\??YHY?YK[?H?[?[??Y?YH??[??HH??\?8?&\??\???H?[?[??H?\[][??H?Y?H??Y?][?X?]\??]H?]??\????[?K????]\????\?[??B????\?[?[K?[??\?\?\?H[?H??\X?]Y?\?HZ?[????\?[?\?X[ H??\??[?]H?]\????\?[??H?[??\?H]H?\?H\??[???\??[??[??]??^\??[?\]Y\?]H?]\????\?[??B?Z?HX?H[\?X?[H[?H]Y?[??\?H??\X?[H?\]Z\?Y??H?\?[???H?]\????\?[??K??H??\??[\??\??\???\?H[?\????\?H\??Y\?[?X^H?]?]\?HX\?[???[?HX]\??]H?]\????\?[??H\?\?X[H?\?H?Y?x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