What Is a Divorce Status Hearing?

A divorce status hearing is held during a divorce to set dates and deadlines for the progression of the proceedings. This hearing also lets the judge hear the issues at hand.

During the status conference, the court will set dates for when documents and dispositions need to be turned in. The court also sets the hearing dates and may set a tentative finalization date. During this time, the judge may also appoint financial experts, investigators or child mediators if needed. The judge can also order parenting classes and set review dates to ensure both parties are following court orders.