What is trial in divorce?

What is trial in divorce?

A divorce trial is when you and your spouse cannot agree on some or all of the issues in your divorce and you need to have a judge make the final call. At the end of the divorce trial, the ball goes into the judge's court. In some cases, the judge is able to make a ruling then and there on all of the issues.

How does a judge decide a divorce case?

The Judge looks at sharing the 'fruit of the marriage' and providing for both parties. This may involve dipping into the pre marriage or post separation wealth of either party. The starting point is to consider what an equal split of the assets would look like and how this would provide for each party's needs.

What does prove up mean in divorce court?

If you are going through a divorce (or most civil proceedings), hopefully you will hear the term “prove-up”. A prove-up is the name of the proceeding that takes place when a case is settled and finalized.