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Old 03-13-2014, 10:35 AM
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We sent our request for divorce 3 weeks ago. It's an uncontested joint application, and done on our own. Her financial statements were signed by her lawyer, but everything else was done with a commissioner of the oaths.

We received a request to participate in a conference call between the judge, my ex and myself.

Has anyone gone through this? What will be discussed during the call, and should I be prepared for anything?
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Having gone through an uncontested divorce myself, I can tell you this is not standard procedure. Be prepared for anything.

Was anything non-standard? Is there CS involved? SS?
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I would take a guess that the judge will want to ask questions to assured that both parties had independent legal advice and did not sign under duress.
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I think most of it was standard. There was child support, with shared custody. It's based on the tables.

There is no SS, and no division of asset (already been done).

There is a separation agreement, which was signed by both lawyers.

The conference call is only scheduled for 30 minutes, and the only thing the clerk said was that the judge wanted to have the call before granting the divorce.

When we signed the request for divorce with the commissioner of the oaths, she believed that we would receive a document, and have to have it signed again with her saying that we did not sign under duress. But, that was the first I had heard of that.

The fact that she mentionned it, and that it's only scheduled for 30 minutes makes me think it's just the judge looking for reassurance, but the uncertainty is not fun.
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I think most of it was standard. There was child support, with shared custody. It's based on the tables.

There is no SS, and no division of asset (already been done).

There is a separation agreement, which was signed by both lawyers.

The conference call is only scheduled for 30 minutes, and the only thing the clerk said was that the judge wanted to have the call before granting the divorce.

When we signed the request for divorce with the commissioner of the oaths, she believed that we would receive a document, and have to have it signed again with her saying that we did not sign under duress. But, that was the first I had heard of that.

The fact that she mentionned it, and that it's only scheduled for 30 minutes makes me think it's just the judge looking for reassurance, but the uncertainty is not fun.
Your separation was signed by the lawyers, but did you get a certificate of Independant Legal Advice? I was given one, and provided it with the separation agreement. That may be one thing they ask about.
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