Lake County Indiana - Pre-Trial Call
The Court holds a weekly case management Pre-Trial Call every Wednesday at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
A Pre-Trial Conference (PTC) is set in all new cases and upon all post-decree motions or petitions to modify or enforce a dissolution decree.
Case management addressed at a PTC includes settlement efforts, discovery progress, alternative dispute resolution, and trial settings.
All Trial or Final Hearing dates in domestic relations cases are assigned at a PTC.
For cases in which the Parties are not divorced, the initial PTC is set 90-120 days after the filing of a new case.
For cases in which the Parties are divorced, the initial PTC upon post-decree matters is set 45-60 days after a post-decree matter is filed.