Contested Divorce Stage 6

Intensive Settlement Conference(s) (Month 12)

If your divorce cannot be settled in the economic mediation phase, the court will ask both parties and their attorneys to return to court for an a settlement conference (usually lasting all day). The primary goal of an intensive settlement conference is to prevent your case from going to trial. The judge will assist in addressing the issues, but will not make any decisions that would carry over to a trial if you can’t resolve the issues.