A court session called a “hearing” is scheduled before a judge or commissioner of the court at a particular time at the courthouse for the court to obtain the necessary information. The Petitioner must appear before the court to give information or answer questions. Usually the hearing is brief and informal. If a person does not have an attorney, the judge or commissioner asks questions about the Petitioner’s residence in Arizona, the breakdown of the marriage, property and financial support issues. If children are involved, the court will also inquire about custody, parenting time and child support.