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What does it mean when I receive papers that are signed by a judge that say "Relief Not Granted"?

Allen, TX |

I received papers from my ex for a motion about custody or our two boys and alimony, but the last paper says "Relief Not Granted" and is signed, dated and stamped by the courts.

Attorney Answers 2


  1. It probably means that the motion was denied - but to be certain you should bring it to a local lawyer.


  2. It sounds like it was denied - the court would not grant what was asked for. Ask the courts clerk what it means.

    This response is intended to be a general statement of law that should not be relied upon as legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship.