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Atlanta Divorce Lawyers Guide to Divorce and Family Law Cases in Fulton County, Georgia: Status Conferences
Our next blog entry in our Atlanta Divorce Lawyers Guide to Divorce and Family Law Cases in Fulton County, Georgia is in regards to the unique case management approach of Fulton County. In particular, the approach employed by Fulton County involves having a Judicial Officer (who is appointed by the Judge) holding various status conferences over the course of the case. The overarching principal behind the system is that by holding these various status conferences, the court is able to oversee the progress of each case every step of the way.
The first status conference is the 30 Day Status Conference which is scheduled by the Court approximately 30 days after the case is filed. This first status conference is mainly to introduce the process to the parties, exchange the required discovery discussed in our last blog in this series and address issues that cannot wait another 30 days.
If the case has not already settled, then the Court will hold a 60 Day Status Conference approximately 30 days from the last one and schedule mediation if one has not already occurred. Once again, this conference is held to measure the progress of the case and to ensure that the case is moving promptly through the court system.