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Occasionally a variety of circumstances prevent the finalization of
divorces, support orders, abatements, judgements, etc and the court
often tries to rectify the problem in a prescribed manner. If your
case was not finalized due to a clerical error or oversight you may
have to go back to court or have an attorney (perhaps a more competent
attorney this time) go to the court for you and file a motion in your
behalf called a ?nunc pro tunc?. ?Nunc pro tunc? is a Latin phrase
(Latin is commonly used in legal settings), which when translated
literally means, ?now for then?. When granted it effectively allows to
be done today, what should have been done earlier, and does so with a
NUNC PRO TUNC
If the court agrees that a mere clerical error or oversight is
responsible for the case not being processed properly, it can, at the
court?s discretion, rule that your situation is deemed ?nunc pro tunc?
for the purposes of the order and make the support judgment
retroactive to the date of the original hearing. The final decision
though lies solely with the court and could actually go either way
depending on your individual circumstances and the jurisdictional laws
and traditions of your state. I recommend you consult an attorney
about this possibility ? maybe even a different one.
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