Regarding a Circuit Judge's ruling in a Family Law matter, I have one year from that date to set his ruling aside;
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Since you already have an attorney, you should consult with that person. You can only move to set the ruling aside based upon fraud, duress, coercion or overreaching. But also maybe a mistake.
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Since your case is apparently long over (you said 30 days have past) and it is likely you and your attorney's relationship is over, I will answer your question. First of all it's too vague. I don't know what the hearing/trial was about. In fact, I don't know if it was a ruling for a hearing which would result in a nonfinal order or a final order. That being said, the only way an attorney can determine if the judgment could be set aside or vacated, would be to sit with you, discuss what occurred, and read the order. There are specific grounds which need to be met for an order to be set aside. Attorney Rosenfelt is correct. Read the rule and then decide if a consult with another attorney would benefit you. Good luck.
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I agree with counsel. You have an attorney--you need to consult with him or her. I believe the rule of civil procedure is 1.540 off the top of my head---however---your attorney will know that. If you are not happy with your attorney then you need to consider interviewing and retaining new counsel. However, we don't second guess attorneys here. Good luck to you, notwithstanding.
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