I getting a divorce and its gotten this far,can you please explain what Order of Referral to General Magistrate means?
Family Law Attorney
This means all or part of your case has been sent to a magistrate, sort of like an assistant judge. A magistrate can usually do all the same things a judge can do, like make rulings, hold trials and hearings, etc., but a magistrate's rulings must be approved by the judge, which generally happens automatically unless someone objects. If neither side has a lawyer, it's very common in many Florida counties for a divorce case to be sent to a magistrate. There is usually a quick time limit for you to object to your case or issue being sent to a magistrate as opposed to remaining with the judge. Sometimes, having your case heard by a magistrate will speed things up.
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Child Custody Lawyer
Attorney Rose is correct. Generally, the GM deals with parties who don’t have attorneys. You should consult a local attorney so he or she can give you a complete legal analysis of your situation.
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