I was pro se for most of my divorce proceedings. During my divorce my spouses attorney was able to have my pleadings stricken. The divorce is now over but my x is still harassing me. Is my ability to file a motion or pleading still constrained? Does the fact that my pleadings were stricken during the divorce still impact me post divorce? Will I be dealing with this issue forever?
Well, having pleadings stricken is pretty harsh, even for Dade County judges. That said, if there are post judgment proceedings, you should be able to file pleadings.
Post judgment issues are almost like a completely new case in that new (supplemental) pleadings must be filed. You will be able to file a motion or supplemental pleading to seek post judgment relief. If your pleadings were stricken before, it was most likely due to your behavior or failure to participate. I would suggest you have an attorney represent you moving forward for the best result. Best of luck!
I appreciate the opportunity to answer your question. However, please keep in mind that this answer is based on very limited information and should only be considered for general legal information and not necessarily specific advice to you. By answering this question we have not created an attorney client relationship and none is intended. I would strongly recommend that you obtain legal counsel of your own to discuss all of the facts, issues, and relevant laws to make sure you fully understand your rights and responsibilities.
The striking of your pleadings previously does not affect your entitlement or obligations under the final order. I suggest you pay more attention to the Final Order and its requirements than you did to the Court's previous orders. Failing to abide by them, will put you in the same position again.
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