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A Family Resolution Conference (FRC) is a hearing at which the parties (Petitioner and Respondent) and/or their attorneys meet with the Judge assigned to their case and inform the Judge about the status of the case. The parties or attorneys inform the Judge what documents have already been exchanged and what additional documents need to be exchanged between parties.

The first Family Resolution Conference (FRC) is scheduled automatically upon filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (form FL-100). Usually it is scheduled 6 months out.

Attendance at the Family Resolution Conference (FRC) is mandatory either in person or by telephone.

Usually the Judge does not make any orders at the Family Resolution Conference (FRC) except:

  1. Setting a new date for the Family Resolution Conference (FRC);
  2. Setting a date for a Mandatory Settlement Conference;
  3. Setting a Trial date and associated deadlines; or
  4. Ordering the parties to complete the discovery* needed.

If the parties need additional time to exchange documents and/or to settle any possible issues without involving the Judge then the Judge will give a new Family Resolution Conference (FRC) date.

If the parties have already exchanged the documents and/or settled issues, which they were able to settle, then the Judge, after confirming that there is no need to do any additional discovery*, will schedule a Mandatory Settlement Conference. The Mandatory Settlement Conference will be discussed in my future article.

If the parties have already attended the Mandatory Settlements Conference and were unable to resolve all issues then the Judge will schedule a Trial date.

*Discovery – is a tool, which attorneys and parties use to request the other party to produce legal information, documents and known facts of a case.

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Ms. Rogova, who is bilingual English-Russian, earned her law degrees from American and Russian universities. She earned her Russian law degree in 2003 and practiced law in Russia for over 7 years. Ms. Rogova has a broad range of legal experience in Russia such as contract litigation, corporate law, arbitration, real estate, and labor law. In addition to her law degree, in 2007 Ms. Rogova earned a Master of Finance degree.

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