Understanding Settlement Conferences in Charles County, Maryland

Thank you for joining me. My name is LaSheena Williams and I am a Maryland family law attorney. My firm helps our clients take control of out-of-control domestic situations. Today, we will be discussing what happens at a Settlement Conference in Charles County, Maryland.

What Is A Settlement Conference? 

 A settlement conference is a pre-trial conference that you may have with a magistrate or a circuit court judge in Charles County. A settlement conference in Charles County is like a hybrid of a scheduling conference and a settlement conference and other jurisdictions. What that means is, the court will set out a Settlement Conference as your initial appearance before the court. If the court can resolve your concerns at this initial appearance, that will be it. They will resolve your issues, you will get an updated order and your case is concluded. If the court can’t resolve those issues, at that Settlement Conference, the court will set in your dates such as: for a parenting conference, mediation, pre-trial conference, merits hearing, as if it was a regular scheduling conference in a different jurisdiction.

What Is The Purpose Of Settlement Conferences in Charles County, Maryland? 

The purpose of a Settlement Conference in Charles County is to resolve issues that can be readily resolved and to flag concerns so they can be appropriately handled moving forward. If the issues can be flagged appropriately or resolved, it’s more economical for the court and more efficient for you as a person with a concern that needs to be addressed soon.

What Is The Protocol For Settlement Conferences in Charles County, Maryland?

Similar to settlement conferences in other jurisdictions, the court will have you in a set area and your attorney and the opposing party’s attorney will confer with the magistrate or circuit court judge about the issues. It will be more informal, there’s no testimony being taken or given and your attorney will confer with you about concerns flagged by the magistrate or judge and any issues you may have to try to see if anything can be resolved at that time.

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