How long will I need to spend in divorce court on the first date?

I have heard stories that you can spend all day in court and who will watch my children? It appears that you will be in Norfolk Probate court. On your first appearance most likely you will be sent to family services/probation dept, that is on the third floor, there you will check in and a probation officer will meet with you to discuss what you are there for and to help resolve the issues and minimize the matters before the judges so that the judges are not overwhelmed. So, the earlier you get there and the more prepared you are the faster you will be called. We ensure that our clients have their financial statements fully prepared, an envelope for the court typed and the initial intake that is required filled out, if your husband’s attorney is equally prepared then the variable is the line, first in first called, if
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