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05 Jul 12 #341264 by ian54
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I''m negotiating a settlement with my ex and close to finalising. Should i worry that the Judge might interfere with the settlement or is their role simply a rubber stamp to make it legal? Thanks

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05 Jul 12 #341268 by dukey
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The judge is not there to stand in the way simply to make sure the agreement is reasonable and falls within the discretion of law, for most it is just sealed (stamped) a few require questioning on paper or at a short hearing.

At worst a judge can refuse to seal the order but nothing more, in other words they cannot insist it be changed.

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05 Jul 12 #341269 by julie321
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The judge will want to ensure the settlement is fair for both of you so rubber stamping it is not their only role.

I am sure a wiki with more expertise will answer you more clearly. Good luck.

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