After the 1st court conference for any divorce case (called the 'Preliminary Conference'), both the husband & wife have to continue going to Court for each court appearance until the case is settled. The remaining conferences are called either 'status' conferences' or 'compliance conferences.' They mean exactly the same thing.
You do NOT have an uncontested divorce situation until both parties have signed a written divorce agreement OR until both parties have agreed to all the terms of the divorce 'on the record' before a Judge or Referee. That's why this category you chose is not completely accurate.
A status conference is for the court to check on how the parties are doing with discovery. Settlement can also be discussed.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 19 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
Yes you do. Appearance is mandatory. This is a conference in court to see how everyone is proceeding from the Preliminary Conference, and what was done, and what was not.
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