Q: What is a "case management" conference for in a divorce? And, do I have to attend?
A case management conference ('CMC') is a hearing where the court checks on the status of the case. The court will make procedural decisions such as setting the case for mediation, trial, or other hearing, or continuing the case on the CMC calendar.
Yes, you should attend the CMC and be prepared to tell the judge what you want to happen next in the case. Also you should file and serve the appropriate Judicial Council form before the hearing.
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