What is a pre trial conference in a divorce case?
The goals of a pre-trial conference are: to allow the parties to participate in the problem-solving process. to allow settlement options to be presented which would not necessarily be available at trial. to allow the parties to receive the benefit of a trial judge’s views on issues that remain unresolved.
What takes place at a pretrial conference?
At the conference, the judge and the lawyers can review the evidence and clarify the issues in dispute. If a case hasn’t been settled, many courts set a time for an issue conference. The lawyers usually appear at this hearing before a judge without their clients and try to agree on undisputed facts or points of law.
What happens at a divorce pretrial hearing in Ohio?
In the pre-trial conference, the attorneys explain to the court which issues are resolved and which may need to be litigated. The judge might advise on remedies, an indication of how he/she might ultimately rule. If no settlement is reached, a trial date is set.
What can I expect at a divorce status hearing?
At the Divorce hearing, the Court will only consider whether your divorce should be granted. The Court will not care why you are getting divorced, nor will they consider any parenting, property settlement, spousal maintenance, child support or other issues.