Ottawa Divorce .com Forums


User CP

New posts

Advertising

  Ottawa Divorce .com Forums > Main Category > Divorce & Family Law

Divorce & Family Law This forum is for discussing any of the legal issues involved in your divorce.

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2013, 03:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 149
Where is the Light is on a distinguished road
Default Self Representation at Prelimary Hearing

My ex has us going before a judge in a prelimary hearing. What exactly is that? His issues are only spousal support (how much/how long paid for).

Should I be concerned about this being a pre hearing?

HAS ANYONE PARTICPATED IN A PRELIMARY HEARING? WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

I am representing myself (long run out of money in lawyers fees).

Thank you for anything you can share that might be helpful to me.
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2013, 10:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 149
Where is the Light is on a distinguished road
Default

i was hoping someone would have responded to this.

Thanks.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2013, 11:06 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 149
Where is the Light is on a distinguished road
Default

I am alittle confused. We already were before the judge a few times. She set a prelimary trial hearing. Is that the last step before an actual TRIAL? Who can afford a trial?

So, what is a pretrial hearing?
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2013, 01:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 483
firhill is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Where is the Light View Post
I am alittle confused. We already were before the judge a few times.
So, you have already attended Case conference(s) and settlement conference(s)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Where is the Light View Post

So, what is a pretrial hearing?
Do you mean the Trial Management Conference?

Before Your Trial: Trial Management Conference

Before you start a trial, you will have seen a judge a number of times. One of your appearances will be the trial management conference. The Trial Management Conference is intended to get everyone ready for the trial.
The purposes of a trial management conference can be found in rule 17 of the Family Law Rules. There will be specific things that the judge will talk about with you and the other party. These things include who the witnesses will be at your trial, what evidence will be presented at the trial, how much time will be needed for the trial and, possibly, setting the trial date. Therefore, bring a list of your witnesses, what you expect your witnesses to say at the trial and a list of the documents that you will rely on at the trial to the Trial Management Conference. You must also estimate the amount of time that you will need to cross-examine the other party’s witnesses.
You will need to fill out a form called a Trial Management Conference form (Form 17E) and file it and serve it on the other party before the Trial Management Conference. If you are the Applicant, you must serve the form on the other party and file it with proof of service at the Court at least seven (7) days (including weekend days) before the Conference. If you are the Respondent, you must file and serve the form at least four (4) days (not including weekend days) before the Conference. Bring a copy of the form with you to the Trial Management Conference.
You should be aware that your trial will be limited to what you have asked for in your original documents. For example, if the outstanding issues in your original documents are custody and access, you may not add support as an issue at trial.
If you need an interpreter or accommodation for a disability at trial, make sure that you let the judge know about this at the Trial Management Conference.
Also, if you want to use a medical or other professional report at the trial, you must confirm with the judge at the trial management conference that the report may be used at the trial
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motion Hearing? WHat to expect baclayton Divorce & Family Law 0 01-20-2012 03:11 PM
motion hearing confirmation BitHunter Divorce & Family Law 3 12-11-2010 12:27 PM
Is it normal to change a Hearing to a Trial? Epona Divorce & Family Law 9 11-05-2010 07:50 PM
Motion to Vary Vs. Default hearing! MikeOwenSound Divorce & Family Law 12 10-19-2010 08:32 PM
Getting the final order at the interim hearing sandro Divorce & Family Law 5 07-31-2009 10:22 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:00 PM.