DAILY TOOL: What is a FIAT?

by | Mar 29, 2015

Last modified March 29, 2015

TOOL OF THE DAY: What is a FIAT? CATEGORY: Family Law Definition FIAT literally means “let it be done.” An attorney can generally file a FIAT motion for a routine hearing such as signing a divorce decree. According to Black’s Law Dictionary, Ninth Edition, this means: 1. An order or decree, esp. an arbitrary one. […]

TOOL OF THE DAY: What is a FIAT?

CATEGORY: Family Law Definition

FIAT literally means “let it be done.” An attorney can generally file a FIAT motion for a routine hearing such as signing a divorce decree.

According to Black’s Law Dictionary, Ninth Edition, this means:

1. An order or decree, esp. an arbitrary one.

2. A court decree, esp. one relating to a routine matter such as scheduling.

 

 

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