Unless you’ve been on jury duty or gone to court to fight a traffic ticket, you’re probably one of the majority of Minnesotans who’ve never had any contact with the courts, the court process, or even seen the inside of a courtroom. So when your Minnesota Family Law attorney tells you there is an ICMC scheduled in your case, it’s likely you’re also one of the many who start getting nervous. After all, it’s natural to be apprehensive of the unknown.
Well, the first thing you need to know is that an Initial Case Management Conference (ICMC) is nothing to be worried or stressed out about. When you begin a family law case dealing with divorce, child custody, parenting time or paternity, it’s common for the judicial officer assigned to your case to begin with an ICMC. But, what exactly is an ICMC?
We will tell you it’s an informal meet-and-greet road-mapping session with the judge or referee assigned to your case. It’s a way for the judicial officer to get to know a little bit about the parties in the case, look over what’s being requested, and make the parties aware of various methods of alternative dispute resolution from which they can select to reach resolution of the case.
If you have a family law matter and would like representation to guide you through the process, contact us.