This may change which docket you will appear on during the week. The court has a docket for people who do not have an attorney and a docket for cases in which an attorney is involved on either side or both sides of the matter. Ask the clerk which docket is appropriate.
In many cases, you may want the court to enter orders before you get your final dissolution decree and other orders. These are called temporary orders and you will need to schedule a hearing. If you are having an emergency, you may be able to ask the judge to enter an emergency order or an Ex Parte Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause. If the court has given you emergency relief, you will also need to schedule a court hearing.
If you are afraid that the other party may injure or threaten you or your children, the court can issue special orders to help protect you and your children from harm. For more information about getting a Protection Order, contact Emergency Support Shelter at 425-1176 or the statewide domestic violence hotline at 1-800-562-6025.