15) Will I have to go to court for the hearing?
It is very likely that you will need to appear in court for the hearing, but that is not a big deal!
First, we will schedule the hearing so that it works for your schedule. We will not interrupt your family vacation or your important business meeting. For my out-of-state clients, I always make sure that the hearing is scheduled well in advance so that you can arrange for travel.
Second, during the hearing prep appointment, you and I will discuss everything that you need to know before we get to court. There will not be any surprises. You will know exactly what to expect. My clients go into court well prepared and confident.
On rare occasions, it may be possible to resolve a case without appearing in court. If that is an option, we will certainly take it. To be clear, this is rare.