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It’s Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce by James J. Gross

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CHAPTER  22

Pleadings

In order to get in front of a judge who can make a decision in your case for divorce, you have to file pleadings. The judge starts off as passive in regard to your case. It is up to you and your lawyer to ask her to sign an order. You also have to convince her to do so, usually in the face of opposition by your spouse’s attorney. This is requested in a formal written document that you file with the court clerk. The clerk then puts the document in a case file and it is presented to the judge. Pleadings refers to all of the documents filed in a case.

image Note  Pleadings are documents filed with the court in a lawsuit that ask ...

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