A court can only hear a case that is “ripe”

Got a call today from a guy that works right next  to one of my offices.  Small world.  He wanted to file a motion for emancipation now for a child that is graduating in December.  That is rarely a good idea since anything can happen between now and then.  Thus, I advised him to call me back in October because his motion needs to be “ripe” or ready to be heard.  However, that doesn’t mean that I file a motion after graduation.  Instead, I try to time it so that it will be heard within a week or two after graduation.

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Posted on March 23, 2010, in My Practice and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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