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

Q: Is there a deadline for parties to submit a consent final order to the judge for approval in a divorce case?

Both parties are in agreement of the contents but opposing partys' attorney is not in agreement of how the agreement is written - says order text MUST match exact text from agreement given to the court - although the proposed order drafted by opposing attorney has been altered without consent. Matter was settled and agreed to privately between both parties.

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

A: This is not a general question, but a very specific one that no one can answer on this forum. In general, the oral agreement should match the written agreement. Without proof of the oral agreement, you may have an issue. You need to consult with an attorney.

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: The agreements should match. Without seeing the facts involved in your particular case it is difficult for anyone to provide guidance. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

A: A: If the parties cannot agree on the language of the final order then the parties should each file a unilateral order and then go back to court and ask the judge which one is more correct.

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