Note: this is not one of the court hearings to decide the division of the assets, or who will get care of the children. See later sections for those.
If you or your husband or wife defends the divorce then there will have to be a court hearing to discuss the case.
This might be important, depending on what it is the other side is alleging.
There will also be a hearing if both sides have filed a divorce petition.
It is essential at this stage, if you haven't already, to get legal advice and representation in court. Having an expert speaking for you can make all the difference.