In this article we explain case management conferences in Illinois divorce.
A case management conference is a meeting between the judge and the attorneys for both parties during which the judge will check in on the progress of the case, set deadlines, and plan for how the case will move toward trial.
Supreme Court Rule 218(a) provides that the court must hold a case management conference within 35 days after the response to the divorce petition has been filed and, even if no response is on file, no later than 182 days after the filing of the divorce petition.
At a case management conference the attorneys for each side and the judge will discuss the following:
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