Q: I'm in D Nova in a divorce case and the judge is using the old paperwork how can that be possible
This is in Bucks County court
A: I have to admit -- I have no idea what you're talking about. What old "paperwork"? Perhaps when you say "D Nova," you mean "de novo" -- a type of appeal in which everything is reviewed anew, like a fresh bite at the apple?
It sounds like you need to hire an attorney -- or at least have a consultation with one -- about the law and procedure of divorce cases in Bucks County. Knowledge is power, and you'll need it. Best of luck to you.
A: "De novo" means that the court is to look at the case with fresh eyes. It does not mean that the judge may not look at papers already filed in the case. He/she is really just not supposed to review the report and recommendations of the master that set forth the first equitable distribution award that is being appealed.
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