Filed a motion in January 2018. Went to court in March of 2018. Judge heard both sides. He said he was gonna make a decision by end of week and it’s now been over 90 days. I have called his chambers 6-8 times and get the run around. I also called and spoke to the manager of family division and she has not been able to give me any update.
It’s sometimes a problem. There is no rule dictating when an order has to be entered.
There is no specific rule. However, the Judge may have other more pressing matters, or the Judge wants to write an opinion so that if the case is appealed, it will not result in the Appellate Division overruling the decision.
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No good news on this one. I argued a case 688 days (23 months / 1.88 years) ago, and still don't have a decision - http://dpdlaw.com/kavadas . Look at the document entitled "Correspondence regarding potentially appealing the lack of a decision as a "de facto denial" (1/6/2018)" discussing the potential option of challenging a fail-to-decide as a "de facto" denial, but that's a tough row to hoe.
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Basically the judge has as long as he wants. You may want to send him a very polite letter, copy to your adversary.
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