Why is my case scheduled for a conference, not a hearing?

The objective of the custody conference is to determine whether the parties can agree to a custody arrangement which will be entered as an Order of Court, or if they cannot agree, what steps are necessary before a hearing may be held. The conference is informal, is not recorded and no testimony is obtained from either parties or witnesses. This is your opportunity to make you own decisions about what is best for you and your children. The Court does not want to interfere in these personal decisions unless forced to do so because you are not able to work out your own custody arrangement.

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1. What are the different types of custody?
2. Do I need to have an attorney to file for custody?
3. How do I file for custody or visitation?
4. How much does it cost to file for custody?
5. What if I cannot afford the filing fees?
6. Why is my case scheduled for a conference, not a hearing?
7. What happens when a custody agreement is reached?
8. What happens when the parties cannot agree?
9. I already have a custody order. How do I make changes to it?
10. The other party is not following the Order. How do I enforce it?
11. Where can I find additional information regarding child custody?
12. Where can I get legal assistance?
13. Where can I find information about Parenting Classes?
14. Could I see the steps in the Custody Process laid out in an easy to understand way?