If Mediation was not successful the Court may set a Case Management Conference hearing. At this hearing you will have an opportunity to speak with the Judge about the issues in your case.
Also, your case may be referred to a General Magistrate for a variety of purposes (timesharing issues, child support, alimony, etc.) before being heard by the judge. The General Magistrate will generate a report for the judge’s review on whatever referral was made and the judge will typically ratify this recommendation if it meets the judge’s approval.
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Your case may go to trial. At the trial, you will have a final chance to speak to the Judge in your case. The Judge will make a final determination of all outstanding issues.