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Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition by Terry Hillman, Pamela Weintraub

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CHAPTER12

Taking Your Case to Court

In This Chapter

  • The role of the judge
  • Understanding court speak: conferences, motions, and discovery
  • The difference between family and civil court
  • A word about military law
  • Should you appeal?

You and your spouse have tried for months, maybe even years, to settle your divorce on your own, but you’ve gotten nowhere. Your lawyer hasn’t had any luck either. Finally, you’ve reached the end of the line: it’s time to go to court.

Here Comes the Judge

Perhaps the most important person you’ll deal with as you go to trial is the judge—just another human being, albeit one who has the power to make decisions for you ...

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