Initial Status Conference CA

What is an Initial Status Conference in Colorado? And How Do You Prepare?

Don’t panic! An Initial Status Conference (ISC) is just a way for the court to assess where each party is and what you agree upon. It’s informal and not a hearing. You present no evidence or testimony, and you don’t need a lawyer. In this post, we break down the ISC process so you know what to expect. Determining the date Every Colorado court must schedule an ISC within 42 days after a Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage or Petition for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (APR) is filed. If you are the served party (respondent), it’s a good idea to call the court clerk to learn the date of your first hearing. If you are the petitioner, you will

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Divorce Mediation Court Involvement

Colorado: We Agree on Everything, So Why Do We Have to Go to Divorce Court?

What to expect when you’re (forced) to go to court… The Colorado divorce process is frustrating for a lot of people. We sympathize. Even when you have a complete agreement on all (divorce-related) issues, expect that your Judge will still require your attendance at one (sometimes two) court dates. There is ‘good’ news though – you can head to court without a lawyer (sometimes called “in pro per” or self-represented) and we have everything you need to be prepared. Additionally, if you and your spouse have an agreement, you won’t be slinging mud or battling it out in the courtroom. Read on to understand what to expect at court and how to prepare for your day in court. How many

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