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An Initial Status Conference for a divorce, legal separation or for a post degree modification is set within 45 days of filing for divorce, legal separation of a modification.

The conference takes place in front of a judge or a court facilitator, e.g. a magistrate. The conference is usually done in person, however depending on the county it may also be conducted via telephone.

The initial conference is an informational meeting where discovery and temporary orders are typically addressed. Temporary orders can include parenting time, child support, maintenance and debt payment.

Both parties are asked to complete a Sworn Financial Statement prior to the Initial Status Conference and it needs to be brought to this conference.

The content of this page is for general informational purposes only, and should not be considered advice in your case.