Can I Force A Ruling From The Judge If My Divorce Case Keeps Getting Delayed?
|Monday, 06 August 2012 00:00|
My divorce case has lasted almost two years with the past six months spent waiting on the judge to issue his final ruling.
Every couple weeks my divorce lawyers calls for a status update and is informed by the court clerk that a ruling is coming "soon."
Are there any steps I can take to force a ruling from the judge? My entire life is on hold while I wait for the decision.
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Pennsylvania divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
Unfortunately, there are no steps that one can take to force a ruling. Different courts operate on different time schedules. Although some may be quick to give a ruling, others may require a lengthy wait before you receive any decision from the court.
Your divorce lawyer has a fiduciary duty to keep you reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information. It appears that your attorney has been regularly calling the court to check on the status of the matter.
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If you feel more comfortable, you can ask your attorney for a status letter in writing as opposed to verbal communication. Other than that, as nerve-racking as it may be, it is still a waiting game.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.
written by Werner, August 13, 2012