Are you in the process of filing for divorce, or have you been served with
a divorce complaint? If so, you are likely overwhelmed with the sheer
amount of paperwork and legal terminology involved in the process. Due
to this complexity, it is extremely easy for involved parties to miss
certain key dates related to the divorce process. One of these dates is
the case management date. Depending on what you do between the time you
are served with a complaint and your case management date, you can potentially
influence the speed that your divorce will be processed and finalized.
Where Can I Find My Case Management Date?
In most cases, this date is displayed at the top of your court summons
or in the body section of the Notice of Automatic Court Orders. Your case
management date will be at least 90 days after your action has been filed,
requiring you and your spouse to attend a mandatory conference in court
to hear your case. During this 90 day period, it is important that you
use this time to negotiate the terms of your separation and attempt to
reach an agreement before you enter court.
You and your spouse must determine:
If you are able to come to an agreement, you may be able to complete your
divorce on your case management date. If you are not able to agree, you
will instead be required to file several different documents in preparation
for your trial.
Required documents include:
- A signed and dated case management agreement
- Financial affidavits for both spouses
- A signed and dated parenting agreement, if applicable
What if I Can’t Attend My Case Management Date?
If you cannot attend court on your designated case management date, you
must notify the court and your spouse as soon as possible. It is important
to note, however, that the courts will likely not reschedule this date,
requiring you to file the necessary paperwork well in advance or to have
your spouse file the required documents in your absence. If you have not
filed all of the needed legal forms by your case management date, your
case may be dismissed.
Divorcing? Contact Goldblatt, Marquette & Rashba, P.C.
If you are currently in the process of divorce, it is crucial that you
retain powerful legal representation to protect your interests and improve
your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation. At Goldblatt,
Marquette & Rashba, P.C., our firm’s highly knowledgeable
Hamden divorce attorneys can use our 60+ years of
family law experience to advocate for your rights and help you pursue an amicable
solution for your marital separation. Nobody should have to go through
a divorce alone. Let us carry some of the burden so that you do not have to.
Tell us about your case today by
contacting us online or calling our office at (203) 687-4050.