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17 What's an ICMC?


When a petition for divorce gets filed with the Court, that begins the official legal process. The first step in the Court's process is for both parties and their attorneys to meet with the Court and state the basic facts of the marriage and soon-to-be divorce. This meeting is called an Initial Case Management Conference, or an ICMC. This episode of the Podcast describes how an ICMC helps to begin the process of dividing lives (and property) and can lead to effective resolution alternatives, and ultimately to a more amicable divorce.

For more information, check out our blogs:

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03 Mediation Process

Coming to a settlement is the best and by far most common way to complete a divorce. It greatly increases parties’ satisfaction with the final terms of divorce because the parties choose the reasonable terms themselves, and coming to an early settlement is the best way to save money and time on a divorce.

Most divorcing couples are able to reach a settlement, but it can be difficult to come to an agreement on all the terms of their divorce without the help of an objective facilitator. A mediator serves as an experienced, neutral guide for couples who need help identifying issues and crafting resolutions for themselves and their families. This episode of the podcast Susan answers frequently asked questions about this type of alternative dispute resolution.

For more information, check out our blogs:

Successful Divorce Mediation

Beyond Litigation: Know Your Divorce Options

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Should You Go to Mediation With or Without Your Attorney?



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