my soon to be ex wife filed DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE NO CHILDREN BY AGREEMENT,
both of us agree, we have NOTHING in common , my wife is the petitioner (no children, no property, no alimony), we file all the necessary docs that we were supposed to file, the court set up CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
do i have to be present at the conference?
also, is this a hearing? are we will be divorce after this conference?
Yes, you should attend. There may be questions or issues that the judge (or magistrate) wishes to ask, clarify, etc.
Yes, you are required to attend. Most of the time, these conferences are to make sure what the issues are, if any and to set a final hearing date. Procedures vary from county to county. Whether they will treat the CMC as a final hearing will depend on where you are and which judge or magistrate is handling your case.
I agree with Mr. Garven, you need to attend. The judge may wish to clarify something and confirm that all issues have been resolved by the parties. If all of the issues are resolved, the judge may very well sign the final judgment of dissolution of marriage after the case management conference.
You definitely should attend if you are not represented by an attorney. It is highly recommended that you consider using an attorney in this case. Most AVVO attorneys have free initial consultations. Call one of us today. Good luck.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
You need to attend. If you have indeed filed all of the necessary paperwork, the judge may use the case management conference to finalize your case. Certain "proof" is always required in a divorce case--filing paperwork alone isn't enough. You'll need to (in most cases) testify that your marriage is broken and prove to the judge that either you or your wife was a resident of Florida for more than 6 months prior to filing the petition for divorce. Typically you prove this by showing a copy of a Florida driver's license that was issued more than 6 months before filing. If you don't have a license that satisfies this requirement you'll likely need to get an affidavit from a third party.
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