What Is a DM Custody Case?

by Mary Jane Freeman Google

When you file for divorce, the court clerk enters your case details into the court's record system. This helps the court manage its caseload faster and more efficiently, as well as enabling court personnel to easily access case information when needed. Your divorce is tagged with a unique identifier, such as DM, if it doesn't involve children.

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Divorces without Children Tagged DM

Courts routinely use electronic case management systems, or CMS, to maintain case records and court calendars. This specialized database catalogs case information using codes and other data. When it comes to divorces, family law courts often distinguish cases between divorces with children and those without them. Therefore, divorces that involve children are tagged with the code, DO in case management systems, while divorces that don't involve children are tagged DM.