Rockledge, FL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida

Q: Can a general magistrate order additional relief that neither party requested?

General Magistrate ordered that I inform my ex (I share a son with them) any time I get a ticket/moving violation during a hearing where I was requesting to remove a joint stipulation from 2015 where I agreed I would not drive our son because I did not have a license. Neither my attorney nor his attorney requested this. The General Magistrate stated he took it upon himself to look at my driving record and wasn't thrilled by it. I have not had any accidents/tickets in over 5 years.

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, the magistrate was probably within the bounds of the motion since it had to do with your driving privilege.

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