What do you say at a divorce hearing?

What do you say at a divorce hearing?


  • Please state the name(s) and date(s) of birth of your child(ren).
  • Where does each child currently live?
  • Is there any previous order—from any court anywhere—about the custody, visitation, or support of the child(ren)?
  • Have you and your spouse agreed about custody of the child(ren)?

Why was my divorce hearing adjourned?

Either the documents are completed incorrectly, calculations of time are incorrect, service hasn’t been effected correctly or the Affidavit evidence is defective. Rather, your hearing will be adjourned and you will be directed to file further evidence addressing the matters in dispute.

Is a divorce hearing final?

You should be prepared for the possibility that the Judge may not reach a decision on the day of the hearing and in some cases a further court date will be listed or a written judgment will be sent to the parties instead. Once made, the judgment will be final and binding on both you and your spouse.

When do you get a hearing date for divorce?

Once your application is filed, you will be given a hearing date for the divorce application to be heard by the Family Court. This date is usually about one to three months after the application was filed.

What happens if I fail to attend a divorce hearing?

If you’ve made a divorce application and you’re required to attend the divorce hearing but then you fail to attend, (either in person or as represented by a lawyer), then under Section 25.12 (a) of the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001, the Court may dismiss your divorce application.

Do you need a lawyer to attend a divorce hearing?

Second, either you or your lawyer must attend if you’ve indicated in your application that you wish to attend. You don’t need to attend the divorce hearing at all if you’ve filed a joint application with your spouse, in which you both requested that the case be heard by the Court in your absence.

How does the court deal with the divorce application?

If you apply on your own, you must make sure that your former partner is served with a copy of the application after it is filed with the court. The court will not make a divorce order unless it is satisfied that your former partner knows the application has been made to the court. How does the court deal with the application?

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