Divorce filings seem to be at an all-time high and, to no surprise, the trial courts are feeling the pressure. Documents filed with the court can get lost in the shuffle. Although motions should be addressed within 24 days from the initial filing date, it can take months until the court actually makes a decision. By then, the issues grow stale or even worse, they grow more complicated. Emotions blaze as time passes. Many would argue that having your "day in court" is becoming somewhat of an illusion. With this in mind, attorneys must be more creative and diligent in addressing issues in a case before they arise. Leaving it to the court can make it worse, especially if the judge does not follow proper procedures in providing their decision and the judgment/order of the court. If the court does it wrong, you may get your day in court – TWICE!