If you reviewed the papers and agree with them, and your ex is presenting them to the judge, you do not need to appear.
You should attempt to re-schedule the non-contested hearing date, or ask to appear by phone. You will want to be there.
I agree with Mr Mogren. If the issue is uncontested and you have signed papers stating that your notice of appearance is waived then there should be no issue with your absence. In dissolution cases, the judge may ask testimony that could affect the commissioner’s decision to sign the final documents (such as if the Wife is pregnant, if there’s been a deviation in child support but no rational). This could be an issue and you WOULD want to be there if that occurs.
Long story short, you’re probably OK not being there, but being there or accessible would be a great benefit to insure that everything runs smoothly and that you get a copy of the final orders.
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