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Well after thinking about it I feel I should be able to have the Divorce Decree held Void because several of these issues which I was forced to agree to were incorporated in to the Final Decree not attached. Therefore it is not a legal document correct. Or I could have it modified to reflect what I did agree too if I put some pressure on the right individuals
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2. I never receive notice from my attorney that the order was ready to be finalized and now I have figured out he quit me. So I had no representation at all.
3. I found this on the SC Judicial website concerning Private GAL's:
§ 20-7-1545 Private Guardians ad Litem
Guardians ad litem are appointed by court order in private action before the family court in which custody or visitation of a minor child is an issue only when the court determines that:(1) without a guardian ad litem, the court will likely not be fully informed about the facts of the case, and there is a substantial dispute which necessitates a guardian ad litem; or(2) both parties consent to the appointment of a guardian ad litem who is approved by the court. The court has absolute discretion in determining who will be appointed as a guardian ad litem in each case.
63-17-40. Settlement and voluntary agreements
(The below never happened in this case) (A) The court must encourage settlements and voluntary agreements and must examine and approve them whenever they are warranted. Upon a finding of fairness the court shall approve, without a hearing, settlements and voluntary agreements which are reduced to writing, signed by the parties, and properly verified. The agreement must be accompanied by financial declarations and affidavits from the custodial and noncustodial parents stating that they have read, or have had read to them, and understand the agreement and that they have voluntarily executed the agreement or consent order. The parties may submit themselves to the jurisdiction of the court by a settlement or voluntary agreement which must be filed with the summons and complaint. A defendant's affidavit must state that the defendant is capable of fulfilling any financial requirements of the agreement or consent order applicable to the defendant. Upon the court's approval, the settlement or voluntary agreement becomes an order of the court.
This pursuant to Rule 43(k), South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, which provide
(A) Agreements of Counsel, No agreement between counsel affecting the proceedings in an action shall be binding unless reduced to the form of a consent order or written stipulation signed by counsel and entered in the record, or unless made in open court and noted upon the record, or reduced to writing and signed by the parties and their counsel. Settlement agreements shall be handled in accordance with Rule 41.1, SCRCP.
So I had no Due Process in nothing concerning this divorce...
Due process is best defined in one word--fairness. Throughout the U.S.'s history, its constitutions, statutes and case law have provided standards for fair treatment of citizens by federal, state and local governments. These standards are known as due process. When a person is treated unfairly by the government, including the courts, he is said to have been deprived of or denied due process.The Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the deprivation of liberty or property without due process of law. A due process claim is cognizable only if there is a recognized liberty or property interest at stake. Board of Regents v. Roth, 408 U.S. 564, 569 (1972).
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