Pro Confesso Hearing Law and Legal Definition

The term “pro confesso” means for confessed. This term is used in context of divorce. A pro confesso hearing is a hearing where the parties have reached an agreement regarding to all the terms and conditions of a divorce.

In Michigan the law requires the parties to wait for at least 60 days before granting divorce. However, if there are children then the waiting period is 6 months. This 6 month period can be waived provided “good cause” is showed. The court, before granting the divorce requires a pro confesso hearing.