FRIEND OF THE COURT – EARLY INTERVENTION CONFERENCE (EIC)
You or your spouse file for divorce in Oakland County and right off the bat you get a notice that there is a court date already?! Many people are surprised and/or intimated seeing a hearing date so quickly which is understandable. In Oakland County, Early Intervention Conference hearings are automatically scheduled for matters with minor children for parties to meet the Friend of the Court staff (including Referee) assigned to your case approximately 60 days from filing. These are typically routine 10 minute hearings and, for many people who resolve their cases amicably, this is the only time you will “appear” in Court aside from your final hearing. If you have any questions on this or any other family law matter, please contact us.