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mishelle2

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Settlement conference
« on: Feb 21, 2007, 12:51:50 PM »
Soc,

DH had court to set date for evidenciary hearing and opposing counsel asked for a settlement conference to be set first. Which was



What takes place at a settlement conference?

state is CA

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socrateaser

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RE: Settlement conference
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2007, 06:03:12 AM »
>Soc,
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>DH had court to set date for evidenciary hearing and opposing
>counsel asked for a settlement conference to be set first.
>Which was
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>What takes place at a settlement conference?

Parties try to negotiate one or all matters prior to trial. If fail, then attorneys sign "at-issue memorandum," and the court sets a trial date.

mishelle2

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RE: Settlement conference
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2007, 08:56:50 AM »
do you know if this is usually a closed courtroom.
or
 can parties bring people to observe?

I am asking cause the bm will not make any decisions without her parents approval.

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RE: Settlement conference
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2007, 09:17:17 AM »
>do you know if this is usually a closed courtroom.
>or
> can parties bring people to observe?

LOL! Frequently it happens in the courthouse cafeteria! Seriously, the location is up to the parties. The conference is mandatory, but the location is not.

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>I am asking cause the bm will not make any decisions without
>her parents approval.

That really is irrelevant. People either settle or they don't. You can only be responsible for your own decisions.

mishelle2

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RE: Settlement conference
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2007, 09:52:16 AM »
That really is irrelevant. People either settle or they don't. You can only be responsible for your own decisions.


oh believe me soc.. you know that I know that .. but someone forgot to pass the memo to bm that said when in 30's do not need your parents permission!! lol lol

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re: adult who can't make her own decisions
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2007, 01:18:39 PM »
Just offering my two cents here, because my ex is frequently influenced by her friends and family and can't be nailed down on anything during a one-on-one discussion (i.e., I usually hear, "I'll have to get back to you on that.").

In my case, deposing her really brought out some great stuff because there was nobody she could turn to on what her opinion and answers SHOULD be.

E.g., she happily agreed with my attorney that she could immediately go out and get a $60k/year job whenever she wants, but she prefers to be a full-time mother.

Use her inabilities to think for herself to your advantage.

 

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