July 27, 2017

What happens at the pre trial at court for divorce?

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What if i change my state can i still continue with my case at mass?


The Court sends you a notice of pre-trial conference, which states that you need to have an accurate financial statement and pre-trial memorandum filed at the pre-trial. The notice will tell you what to include in the memorandum. The memorandum will tell the court what the contested and uncontested issues are, i.e, custody, property division, health insurance etc. So the judge will read the memos and then hear from both parties about their respective positions on the issues and depending on the judge may provide you with some feedback on how he or she would rule on these issues and try and help you resolve the case. If you are unable to resolve the case, the court will likely schedule a trial date. In rare cases, if there are very few issues and they are relatively simple, the court could order the case to immediate trial on the day of the pre-trial.

If you have a pre-trial conference scheduled, then the Court in MA has jurisdiction over your case, this will be true whether you move out of state now or not, because you have already subjected yourself to the jurisdiction of the court.

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