DoI need to petition the court to get them to decide on a declatory judgement?

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DoI need to petition the court to get them to decide on a declatory judgement?

My mom left insurance after she passed away. Her husband protested it and the money was placed in the court upon a judgement from a judge. Answers have been filed with the court. Do I need to do anything to get this case heard? My mom has been gone for over a year now.

Asked on September 27, 2011 under Estate Planning, Louisiana

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If the judge has your answers, you will need to find out if the judge has scheduled this to be heard for testimony or presentation of evidence or if he will first issue a preliminary judgment and then a final judgment. Contact the court and find out if it has been scheduled; make friends with the clerk and the clerk will be able to tell you what the status is. You may need to push the court to hear this sooner rather than later but don't hold your breath. In most states, courts are laying off necessary employees and closing shop for one or two days a week every month so the best bet is to just make nice and get a status.


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