What is a Resolution Statement With Children?
A Resolution Statement With Children spells out your proposed resolution of the major issues involved in your case. In other words, you are telling the judge and the other party how you want to resolve things like:
- Child support
- Spousal maintenance
- Division of your property
- Parenting plan
- Division of any debts
- Attorneys fees
- Medical decisions or payment of medical costs
If you don’t have minor children, you need to use a Resolution Statement Without Children document.
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How is the Resolution Statement Used?
Both you and your spouse are required to file Resolution Statements. Resolution statements list and explain all of your positions on outstanding issues in your case. They are similar to a disclosure statement as they disclose your specific positions. They should identify for the judge any agreements that have already been reached, what the outstanding (not agreed upon) issues are and how you would like them to be resolved. Then the judge will compare both statements in a session called a Resolution Management Conference (RMC).
What Happens After I Submit the Statement?
An RMC is typically scheduled for all family law cases. Sometimes, in a post decree, or modification of an existing decree, you will be scheduled for a “Return Hearing” instead. You may still file a resolution statement in advance. By completing and filing this document, you will be ahead of the game, as it is one more opportunity for the Judge to hear/see your position.
The RMC is a 30-minute hearing in front of your assigned judge, in which he/she will review the Resolution Statements, evaluate whether there are any agreements and make a plan for moving forward with your case. There is in-depth information here about what to expect in the RMC.
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