WHAT IS A RULE NISI? – GWINNETT COUNTY DIVORCE
A ‘Rule Nisi' filed in a Gwinnett County divorce case is a court order that gives the parties notice that a hearing has been scheduled in their case. A Rule Nisi can be served along with the divorce papers in a Gwinnett County divorce case so it is very important that if you are served with a Rule Nisi that you immediately contact an experienced Gwinnett County divorce attorney to discuss your case. Since a Rule Nisi is a court order, if you do not appear in court at the time of the hearing after you have been served then the judge will likely go forward with the hearing without you. If you do fail to appear at the hearing, or if you do go to the hearing, but you are not properly prepared for the hearing, then it would likely be very detrimental to your case since the Temporary Hearing is usually the first time the parties go before the judge and the parties will be bound by the terms of the judge's Temporary Order until there is a subsequent Order entered by the Court which often does not happened until the final trial of the case.
In Gwinnett County, in addition to divorce cases, a Rule Nisi can also be filed in Modification of Custody and Child Support cases, Contempt cases, and Legitimation and Paternity cases to give notice of an upcoming hearing to the parties.
If you receive a Rule Nisi in any type of divorce or family law case in Gwinnett County, or in any other County in the metro-Atlanta area including Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Walton, Barrow, Hall and Forsyth counties, please do not hesitate to call attorney Doug Lewis at 770-682-3765 for a free initial telephone consultation.
Lawrenceville Attorney Douglas W. Lewis has over twenty years of experience in Gwinnett County and the Atlanta Metro area handling divorce and child custody cases, family law cases, personal injury cases, criminal defense, civil litigation cases and estate planning matters. If you have any questions please call the Lawrenceville office for a free initial phone consultation or to schedule an office consultation. You can contact attorney Doug Lewis by telephone at 770-682-3765, via email. Client reviews can be found on Mr. Lewis' Google + page and on his website.