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The judge heard both sides and didn't rule on anything, just left us in limbo. My lawyers aren't talking to me. It's been 2 months.
Judges have a right to make a decision immediately or take a case “under advisement” and issue a decision at a later date. The Georgia Code requires judges to make decisions within a certain period of time (generally 30 or 90 days depending on the population of the county where the court is located). I can’t find a similar law for magistrate judges under the Uniform Rules of the Magistrate Court. This isn’t unusual, as these cases tend to be less formal.
Two months is likely nearing the end of a time period that would be deemed reasonable. With that being said, many courts are currently backed up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I would continue to reach out to your attorneys. If you’re having problems with your attorneys, you can contact the Georgia State Bar Client Assistance Program.
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