Does My Family Law Case Have to Go to Court?
While all family law decisions require approval by a judge, few go to court. Most spouses and parents reach agreements on the contested aspects of their divorce or dispute and don’t have to go to court. This occurs through discussions with and without attorneys, each party making concessions, and help from a mediator.
Courts also give parents wide discretion to go by a parenting plan that works for them, including modifying it as necessary because of schedule changes, job changes, and the children’s ages. However, our family lawyers recommend requesting a modification of your court orders if you require a long-term change to your parenting plan.