Towson Divorce Lawyer | Divorce Hearings | The Settlement Conference.
Experience, Knowledge and Strategy That Empowers Clients To Reach Global Settlements
Amar S. Weisman has represented more than 500 Family Law clients in Baltimore County Settlement Conferences including in-person and remote hearings that occur on Zoom For Business and Skype For Business as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Mr. Weisman has also represented clients at Pre-Trial Conferences in the Circuit Court for Harford County and the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County which are similar to Settlement Conferences in Towson. Unlike mediation where the parties may only have the opportunity to negotiate about child-related issues, the Settlement Conference presents the opportunity for parties to reach global settlements about all Divorce and Child Custody issues including financial matters. Amar S. Weisman also acts as a Settlement Conference officer for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City Family Division to preside over Courthouse East settlement conferences at 111 N. Calvert Street
Settlement Conferences Have Their Own Purpose, Scope and Rules That Are Subject to Change Based On The Venue and the Judge
Settlement Conferences and Pre-Trial Conferences are defined and controlled by the Maryland Rules, the Maryland Code Family Law Article and by the Differentiated Case Management Plans unique to local Circuit Courts. In Baltimore County, settlement conferences serve as the gateway to the trial which cannot be scheduled except after at least one scheduling conference has concluded. This is not the case, however, in Baltimore City, where the trial dates are assigned well before the settlement conference is held on the first floor. In Harford County, there are no settlement conferences but there are similar pre-trial conferences. The different frameworks are the products of great minds including wise judges and hard-working experts in the family law divisions of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Circuit Court for Harford County and Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Maryland, perhaps more than any other state, is home to the greatest legal minds who set an example for the rest of the county in how they adjudicate Family Law matters. As an experienced family law practitioner who has litigated Family Law cases in all of these jurisdictions, Amar S. Weisman not only understands but respects the work and the logic of each county and what can be accomplished when parties come together, virtually and in-person, at this event before the merits trial.
Location of Baltimore County Settlement Conferences.
Settlement Conference Officer, Room No. 505, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, County Courts Building, 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. The Settlement Conference is held on the opposite end of the hallway from the Scheduling Conference. As a result of Covid-19,, the court is conducting certain settlement conferences remotely using videoconference platforms such as Zoom or Skype. The Settlement Conference is can be conducted by judges in the settlement court or sitting trial judges. In cases where a settlement conference with actually result in a settlement, the court can take testimony remotely in an official manner to place a settlement on the record. As an attorney, Amar S Weisman can file exhibits in advance of the Settlement Conference, such as a proposed Order, for the consideration of the court. The temperature filed to the Maryland electronic courts system.
The Purpose of the Towson Family Law Settlement Conference.
The Settlement Conference is designed to settle the case without a trial.
The Flow Of Towson Settlement Conferences.
- The Attorneys Meet With Retired Judge In Chambers. The judges who conduct settlement conferences in Baltimore County are among the most experienced, respected and insightful jurists in the region. After waiting for the case to be called, the attorneys will be invited to summarize the case to the judges and receive feedback from the judge,
- Judge gives feedback for careful consideration. Usually, the lawyers take the retired judge's feedback to the clients and then, perhaps, talk in the hallways. Sometimes, a Judge might speak with each attorney/client pair individually and separately. The idea is to spark a productive dialogue.
- The Outcome. If a settlement is reached, the Judge will place the settlement on the record. If no settlement is reached, the trial will be scheduled and possibly a second settlement conference.
Call (410) 321-4994 For a Consultation With Towson Divorce & Child Custody Family Lawyer Amar S. Weisman.
Please Call (410) 321-4994 to schedule a Free Consultation. The purpose of the consultation is to decide whether you want to hire Amar S. Weisman. To obtain legal services, you must pay a retainer, see Policy on Fees/Costs. The law firm is next to The Circuit Court For Baltimore County, at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204. We represent clients throughout the Baltimore area including Aberdeen. Abingdon, Bel Air, Bowleys Quarters, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Edgewood, Essex, Lutherville, Owings Mills, Parkville, Perry Hall, Rosedale, Sparrows Point, Timonium, Towson, Westminster and White Marsh.