I have been waiting for 1 year 2 months on a divorce ruling. I spent 2 years prior dealing with the lawyer and being in court. My last court date the judge said that he would let my lawyer know what he decided. My lawyer has sent certified letters with no response.
Although this sounds like the same old answer to every question, you should either contact your present lawyer about this or hire a new lawyer if you suspect nothing is being done. There are ways of compelling a judge to decide, but that is not a project you should take on yourself.
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I agree with Mr. Hughes. It is very unusual for a judge to wait so long to issue an order. You listed this under uncontested divorce. If the divorce was truly uncontested, then there should be nothing for the judge to decide. It may well be that your case has just fallen through the cracks. Someone needs to follow up. You should contact your attorney again.
While some judges do take months, 14 months is almost unheard of. You posted this as an uncontested question, but an uncontested case would be done a long time ago. Your lawyer is the only onewho can answer your question.
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14 months is a ridiculously long period of time to wait on a ruling from the court. A more likely culprit is the attorney that was given the responsibility to prepare the final decree. Many times, judges will write letters to attorneys, and announce how they have ruled on a contested case. In the same letter, the court will direct counsel for one of the parties to prepare a written decree for the judge to sign. Often, attorneys take too long to prepare the order, after the court has ruled. If you cannot get sound and honest answers from your attorney about this, look for another lawyer to finish up your case.
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