Macon, GA asked in Contracts, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: Hello. Is there a deadline to submit a divorce settlement agreement to a judge for approval in Georgia?

I dismissed my attorney from my case and am now pro se. My ex still has an attorney. We are not at odds and have an agreement. We went to a hearing where we just said we had an agreement. His attorney later sends me our agreement with added clauses (not agreed to during hearing) - telling me i have to sign "soon" or else we will have to go to court because we are not in agreement. This was after she asks me to make any changes if I did not agree with her language. I made several changes. She gave no proof of why my changes will not be accepted by the judge when the agreement did not change - I omitted what she added and re-worded her terminology to where my ex and I fully understand. Can we have our case dismissed at this stage and take our agreement ourselves to submit to the judge for approval instead? I'm told he would have to request the dismissal since he filed the petition. Again, we have no issues. Only issue is the wording his attorney added 30 days after our hearing.

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You do have issues if his attorney is adding things you do not agree with. You need to seek counsel yourself to resolve this. It's not working out trying to do it on your own.

Homer P Jordan IV and Bruce Alexander Minnick agree with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You have issues with your case that make it highly advisable that you seek the assistance of an attorney. Working with an attorney, the facts of the case will be thoroughly reviewed and you will receive the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

A: It should be obvious that you are not going to achieve any "settlement" without judicial intervention. Call the lawyer representing your husband and tell her to set the case for hearing. Then STOP arguing with them.

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