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.