J. Watson

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The Act amends the current statutory provisions mandating evidentiary hearings in divorce actions. While evidentiary hearings are still authorized, now uncontested divorces can also be granted by the court based either on the verified pleadings, affidavits or &"such other basis or procedure as the court may deem proper in its discretion.&" The waiver of a required evidentiary hearing applies also to issues of alimony, child support, and child custody when those issues are uncontested. The new statutory provisions apply to all proceedings either pending on or commenced after July 1, 1987. July 1, 1987

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