When it is your case and your family, no day in Family Court is without stress. Going to court prepared will help.
If you have any financial matters or disputes that need to be decided in court you will need to have an updated Financial Affidavit signed and ready for use on your court day. Your attorney will generally like this information in advance of the court date to go over the information with you and to prepare the child support guideline worksheet, if necessary.
Whether or not you have financial disputes, all matters, with few exceptions, go to Family Relations for a negotiation session before your case goes in front of a judge. Family Relations will meet with the attorneys from both sides or the parties directly if the parties are self-represented and try to negotiate a resolution of the dispute before the court. A meeting with Family Relations looks like this: