3. Go to your first court date

What happens at a first court date in my family law court case?
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3. Go to your first court date

The court clerk or judge meets with you and your partner to check that all of your documents are complete and have been properly served.

If your documents are not complete, the court clerk or judge may set another first court date.

If your documents are complete, the court clerk or judge sets a date for your first case conference. At a case conference, you and your partner, and your lawyers if you have them, meet with a judge to discuss and try to agree on your issues.

If your partner didn't file their Form 10: Answer, the court clerk may send your case to a judge for a decision based on only your documents and evidence.

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Ministry of the Attorney General
Reviewed: July 31, 2017

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