Most first Court appointments are procedural hearings to ensure that the Court has all of the information available to make a decision at a later date. It is often possible for the parties or their legal representatives to put forward proposals to see if an agreement can be reached. If an agreement can be reached a Judge can approve that agreement and it can become a Court order by Consent. If it is not possible to agree, the court will list your case for another hearing and then make a decision if an agreement is reached before then.