Q: Hi. I had a virtual hearing today with my attorney and judge to cut my attorney/client relationship.
I couldn't log into this new software and was a few mins late. Once in, the judge said my attorney was gone and she'd send me something to schedule another hearing so she can get a status update. She then said I can leave (there was another guy there, don't know who he was or why he was there, he wasn't introduced).
I'm so confused as to what was supposed to take place in today's hearing:
1. Was the judge to listen to my side of things
2. Only the attorney's side
3. Or both sides (but she didn't hear mine because I was late).
How do these typically go?
Also, should my spouse and I continue with signing the MSA and Parental Plan, or wait for the judge to send something? I don't know when it's coming, nor if she's mailing it or emailing it....the hearing was very quick.
A: Normally at a hearing on a Motion to Withdraw there is little or no discussion about the case. You now represent yourself. You do not mention whether your spouse has an attorney. If there is no other attorney and you and your wife have agreed to the parenting plan and marital settlement agreement then you can sign them. However, do not sign any agreements if you are unsure about anything. It sounds like you will be receiving a Notice of Hearing from the judge regarding the next steps in court. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
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