Newnan, GA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: During a temporary hearing in the state of Georgia, which ended with the judge not issuing a ruling but instead

Taking it under advisement, would it be acceptable for the plaintiffs lawyer to ask the judge if he wanted her to send him case texts to help make a decision? The defendant was self-represented only because the opposing side declined when lawyer requested to reschedule so he could familiarize himself with the case. Plaintiff was not notified until two days prior to temporary hearing via email that the hearing was even taking place.

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Joseph E. Cheeley, III
Joseph E. Cheeley, III PRO label
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Buford, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should rely on the advice of your attorney, who knows the judge and tendencies. Case law is unlikely to make a difference in the judge's ruling unless there are particular legal issues involved.

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

A: I agree with my colleague. If you have an attorney you are working with then you should seek their advice on this issue. If not, then you may want to consider consulting with one.

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