No, many individuals get divorced and never appear in Court. However, if parties do not agree on all areas necessary to resolve the case, Court appearances may be necessary. How many Court appearances are necessary is generally dependent on the parties. If one party is bent on vengeance or humiliating the other party, numerous Court appearances or even a trial may be necessary. Similarly, there are complex custody issues or financial holdings, numerous Court appearances may be necessary.
-Laura H. Stobie
McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C.