Once you’ve answered your spouse’s complaint, your divorce will require a judge, and your attorney will file a request for judicial intervention, which will begin the process of having a judge assigned to your case.
This is also where you make a request for a preliminary conference, where the parties and their attorneys will meet, often with the judge, to discuss the elements of your divorce and identify areas of ongoing conflict that are not resolved.
The parties also exchange their statements of net worth at the preliminary conference, and deadlines for the discovery phase of the divorce are established.
The preliminary conference will be scheduled within 45 days of answering your spouse’s complaint.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you navigate this confusing time.
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