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Do You Have to Show up at Your Family Law Court Matter?

There are many aspects that play a huge role in family law cases. For instance, your divorce may include a child support hearing, spousal support hearing, and your final divorce hearing. You or your spouse may have limitations that could make it difficult for either of you to attend these hearings, so we will explain whether or not you have to physically attend today.

The Child Support and Spousal Support Hearings 

Most of the time, you and the other parent will submit all of your required paperwork that shows your finances before your child support hearing takes place. This is so that everything is taken care of in an orderly matter and ready to be assessed so that child support can be decided. Those who have already submitted this documentation may be able to opt out of physically appearing at the hearing, unless there are several questions a judge has for you in person.

Alimony, however, could be a bit more complicated. It is difficult to decide on how much alimony a spouse will pay from the very beginning, because there is really no formula to decide on specific payment. Though these cases can be complicated, you may not have to appear if you are being represented by an attorney. If the court wants you to appear and testify over any matters, you will have to.

Custody Matters

Typically, you will have to be there for your custody dispute. The judge in your case wants to gather as much information about you as possible before a decision is made. In fact, sometimes they will even include a custody evaluator into the case who has to talk to every involved party. The court could be mixed upon the decision of whether or not you should appear.

Divorce Case 

The final divorce trial is a big one. The court wants to settle all of your issues when you are going through a divorce matter, which is why it is almost necessary for you to be there. If trial is necessary, you can expect to show up.

Even if you aren’t required to attend court for any one of these reasons, it’s important that you consider it depending on the circumstances. For instance, for matters involving your child, it may be best to appear and present your case, as your child’s well-being depends on it. Call us to find out more about how these cases work, their importance in your divorce, and what we can do for you.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.