It is an error in the handling of a petition that does not meet legal requirements or court rules. Perhaps a document was prepared incorrectly, a procedure was overlooked, or a document still needs to be filed. A few examples of a deficiency are, “No notice of hearing filed”, “Notice filed mailed less than 30 days prior to hearing” or “No accounting filed”.
Deficiencies must be cleared or corrected before a court order is signed by the judge and filed with the court. In some cases, if there are no deficiencies, the petition will be approved without a court appearance necessary. […]
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