Memo from 6th Judicial District re: Family Law Case Processing Changes

On February 29, 2008, the Sixth Judicial District issued a memo regarding three minor changes in family law case processing requirements.  The changes include the addition of a pretrial conference between parties within 120 days of the filing of the case; trial setting conferences in these cases being moved from 120 days to 130 days after filing; and the designation of a default mediator for every dissolution and modification case.  These changes will become effective April 1, 2008 and apply to all dissolution, modification and custody cases filed on or after April 1, 2008.   Here is the memo:  Memo to Attorneys

To implement these changes, the court has modified family law case orders.  The same order will be used for both modifications and dissolutions, rather than there being a separate order for modifications. Further, parties will no longer receive separate orders for the parental education and mediation classes.  The new Orders are here:

Family Law Case Requirements Order (With Minor Children) 

Family Law Case Requirements Order (Without Minor Children)

Order re Mediation of Temporary Matters and Setting Hearing