While your case is pending, the attorneys will collect and exchange information concerning all the various issues which are in dispute.
A very important part of this process will be your obligation, as well as your spouse’s, to collect documents and provide financial information to the Court and to one another.
Once the information has been gathered and exchanged by the parties, the attorneys will attempt to negotiate a legal document called a property settlement agreement which spells out the division of marital property and other financial matters. Negotiations concerning the property settlement agreement may be directly between the attorneys for the parties or in a series of meetings with your spouse and his or her attorney.
If an agreement is reached and signed by both parties, the agreement will then be submitted to the court for approval and made part of the Final Judgment of Divorce.