We haven’t been able to settle our case and are headed to a court hearing. Is there any other way to avoid a hearing?
- Yes. Case Evaluation provides for a confidential, non-binding evaluation conference with an experienced family law attorney on our team.
- The evaluator can also provide the parties with an opportunity to engage in settlement discussions should they desire to do so.
- If unsuccessful, the evaluator helps the parties to develop a plan to position the case for future settlement discussions or such further action as may be necessary.
- No one is bound by anything said or done unless a settlement is reached.
Do I need to present my case like I would at a hearing in court?
- No. Each party (or their lawyer) will make a brief presentation of their case.
- The case evaluator assists the parties in identifying areas of agreement and narrowing the legal and factual issues. This helps make trial more efficient.
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