Often, in relationships, one person tends to control the family’s finances and assets. That results in a knowledge imbalance, leaving the other party out of the loop and without access to a full accounting of the financial picture. So, without disclosure of financial information from both parties, the case cannot be fully resolved.
When one party is served with a Notice of a Family Claim and the Notice of Judicial Case Conference, they often retain counsel, which can also help move the issues forward.
Following full financial disclosure, it is also possible to either attend mediation and/or draft a settlement proposal. These two steps can mean the legal action is discontinued because it is settled out of Court.
It is also important to note that a Judicial Case Conference can be held throughout the process, and not just at the beginning. While it’s a good early step in the litigation process and may help move the matter out of the courtroom, it can be used at any point upon request.