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DAILY TOOL: Plenary Power

TOOL OF THE DAY: Plenary Power

CATEGORY: Family Law Definition

What does it mean when the judge has plenary power?

They have absolute and total power to change their orders. When you have an unsigned order their plenary power continues.

A judges plenary power ends 30 days after the signing of an order.

There are things that can extend this plenary power. You can file a motion for the judge to reform, correct, or dismiss their order. This motion expires 30 days after you file it if it was not responded to or by operation of law.


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Written by Sherry Palmer

As a constitutional family rights expert researcher and writer, Sherry helps parents and their attorneys see the possibilities in making constitutional arguments for parental rights as being in the child’s best interests. She enables parents and attorneys to assert rights and convert the constitutional principles into everyday practice and natural language. Sherry does this through creating and teaching online digital courses, speaking, webinars, and workshops. Sherry’s teachings are unique and cutting edge to the family law industry developed by her and her husband. Sherry attributes successfully developing the most powerful tools and a five-stage formula to assist attorneys and pro se parents get better results and fight legal abuses that occur in the family court settings.