Oklahoma City, OK asked in Divorce for Oklahoma

Q: What is "motion to settle" vs "trial" after reaching settlement through mediation in a divorce in Oklahoma?

If the other party isn't cooperating after reaching settlement through mediation in a divorce in Oklahoma, is motion to settle quicker than going to a trial?

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Pete David Louden

Answered
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Motion to settle resolves an order that was either agreed upon or decided by the judge and the other party does not sign. Purpose is to get the court to sign an order.

A trial means there is no agreement and the court conducts a hearing "trial" to decide all contested issues.

Setting a motion for hearing is usually faster than scheduling a trial.

If you do not have an attorney I would suggest that you get one.

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