Uncontested Divorce – No Final Hearing

Posted by Doug Lewis | Apr 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Douglas W. Lewis, Lawrenceville Divorce Attorney – Gwinnett Family Law, Legitimation, Paternity, Divorce, and Custody.

Uncontested Divorce – Finalizing Your Gwinnett County Divorce Without a Final Hearing

If your divorce case is filed in Gwinnett County Superior Court and you have an ‘uncontested' divorce case then you may be able to finalize your divorce without having to go to a final hearing.  In order to do so you must file a special motion which is called a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings (MJOP).  The MJOP will need to be signed by the Plaintiff before a notary public and by the Plaintiff's attorney.  However, by law you must wait thirty-one (31) days from the date the Defendant is served before you can sign and file a MJOP.

In the uncontested Gwinnett divorce cases that I handle once I timely file the MJOP with the clerk's office I will then send a copy of the Motion to the Gwinnett County Superior Court judge that is assigned to the divorce case along with a proposed Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce.  If the judge approves of the parties' settlement agreement, and all the other necessary documents have been properly filed ,then the judge will likely sign the proposed Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce without requiring the parties to attend a final hearing in Gwinnet County Superior Court.  Once the Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce is signed by the judge and it is filed with the Clerk of Gwinnett County Superior Court then the divorce will be final.

If you or a family member or a friend have any questions about having your name changed as an adult in Gwinnett County, or in any other County in the metro-Atlanta area including Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Walton, Barrow, Hall and Forsyth counties, then please do not hesitate to immediately call attorney Doug Lewis at770-682-3765 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, legitimation, paternity 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 pageAvvo page, and on his website.

About the Author

Doug Lewis

Doug is an experienced trial lawyer and advocate with a particular emphasis in family law, civil litigation and criminal defense matters.  As a family lawyer, he has represented a wide range of clients in nearly every type of situation, including, complex and simple divorces, custody disputes, contentious move away proceedings, modification of child support and custody cases, contempt actions and restraining/protective order proceedings.


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