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A status conference or pre-trial conference is a date where your attorney will be able to speak directly with the prosecutor about your case. These conferences generally do not take place inside the actual courtroom. At these "conferences" is generally when the plea negotiations start to take place (depending on the facts/circumstances of each case). Your attorney will have the facts and law researched for your case and will attempt to get something resolved. If a plea cannot be reached that is acceptable to the client, then a trial date may be requested at these hearings.
At the initial hearing the court will inform you of the charges against you and will also advise you of your rights. The court will ask you of your intent to hire an attorney and will advise that you have a right to have an attorney appointed to you if you cannot afford an attorney.
Divorce can be a very difficult decision which can have effects on individuals for the remainder of their lives. In order to obtain a divorce in the State of Indiana certain requirements must be met and certain steps must be properly taken. This article is a small overview of those requirements and steps needed for initiating a divorce in Indiana.