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Divorce... We (the plaintiff & defendant) were asked to submit final judgment arguments to the judge.

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Final letters were due on July 26th, 2013. I wanted to know by when does the judge have to make a decision? When would I need to be notified of her decision?

The decision will be mailed to both parties since neither has legal representation any longer.

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The judge can take as long as is necessary. Many courts have substantial backlogs of cases.

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The typical time period for entry of an order after submission of a case is 60 days. However, with backlogs and budget cuts, expect much longer wait times.

Good luck.


You should inquire of the court calendar clerk's office of the county for the average wait for that judge.

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It should be within 60 days, but "should" is subject to budget cuts and backlogs. If you don't have something by the end of September, check with the Court for an estimated date.

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Typically 60-days, but the Judge can take as long as they want to render a decision. Calling chambers will not get you to the top of their list.

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