Q: Is it possible to get an opinion from a judge before one goes to court? Re: Probate
A: It is, in almost all circumstances, impossible to get a judge to render an opinion outside of a courtroom setting. One of the most stringent rules governing judges is that forbidding "ex parte" conversations - that is, communications with one party to a matter that aren't opened up to the other party so that he/she may offer counter-arguments or objections.
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