That means the State will not sign your orders. Instead, their lawyer will come to the hearing or trial to argue for the amount they think is right.
If you do not get the State’s signature, you must prove at the final hearing or trial that you served a Notice of Hearing or Notice of Trial on the right office at least 9 days (by mail) or 6 days (hand-delivered) before the hearing. Do not include weekends or federal holidays when you are counting.
If you served by mail, bring both your completed Declaration of Service on the Attorney General and the certified mail receipt.
If you do not serve the State with your papers according to the instructions above, you must make an appointment to have the lawyer for the State review your final order
Example: Your Final Divorce Order, or your Final Order on and Findings on Petition to Change Parenting Plan) and your Child Support Order. The State’s attorney must sign the orders before the judge does.
Contact the office listed for your area to make an appointment. Bring your papers to this appointment.