Does a family court judge rule on all divorce related issues?

By Heather Collier and Erik P. Arena
January 22, 2018
Does a family court judge rule on all divorce related issues?

The court will rule on all contested issues before it that are set forth in each party's pleadings and are not otherwise withdrawn or settled in agreement between the party. If the parties have reached an agreement on some or all of the issues between them, then that agreement is presented to the court for incorporation into the divorce judgment or court order.


Family lawyers Heather Collier and Erik Arena are partners at Dragga, Hannon, and Wills law firm in Rockville Maryland. Heather has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of family law for the fourth consecutive year, and selected to the Super Lawyers’ list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Maryland. Erik has also been named a “Super Lawyer” in family law, and a “Best Lawyer” in Maryland family law by Best Lawyers in America. To learn how Heather, Erik, and the team at Dragga, Hannon, and Wills can help you choose the right dispute-resolution process for your divorce, please visit DraggaLaw.com.

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January 22, 2018
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