In substance, there is no real difference, however there are different rules for when these must be filed by. Learn more about this at our website.
How is a petition for rehearing different than a motion for reconsideration?
In substance, there is no real difference. A petition for rehearing is filed for purposes of convincing the divorce court judge to change a final order. A motion for reconsideration is filed for purposes of convincing a divorce court judge to change a non-final order.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a petition for rehearing must be filed within fifteen days of rendition of a final order, whereas a motion for reconsideration can be filed at any time before entry of a final order. Click here for more information on the meaning of “rendition”. [Note: Link “here” in the last sentence to the webpage explaining Rendition.]
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