What does "Order Adopting Report & Recommendations" mean?

Asked over 1 year ago - Cape Coral, FL

According to the clerk, that's the next step in my child support/custody battle. What does this mean?

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  1. Jennifer Ann Jacobs

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    Answered . It means that you had a hearing before a Magistrate who drafted a decision called a Report and Recommendation. In order for the Magistrate's decision to become binding, the Judge has to file an Order Adopting the Magistrate's Report and Recommendation.

  2. Gregory Thomas Buckley


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    Answered . Assuming that you had a hearing before a General Magistrate, the next step after you and the other party have had a chance to review the Report would be for a Circuit Judge to sign the Order Adopting Report & Recommendations. At that point, the case would be complete.

  3. Joseph Peyton Lea III

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    Answered . When a Trial or hearing is front of a General Magistrate, and the Magistrate makes a finding of facts and recommendation as to the Final Order. The magistrate then prepares a "report and recommendation" for the Judge to sign as an Order adopting the "report and recommendation" of the Magistrate and then the "report and recommendation" becomes a Court Order just as if the Judge had heard the case.

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