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Final Decree of Divorce


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What is a Divorce Decree?:

Your final decree of divorce is the court’s formal order granting a termination of your marriage. If your case goes to trial and the judge issues a judgment, the judgment is confirmed when the decree is signed and dated by the judge and court clerk.

Understanding Your Divorce Decree:

Most divorce decrees will cover the following five issues:

How to Get Your Divorce Decree:

A final decree of divorce is archived in the vital records office of your courthouse, in the county in which you obtain your divorce. In most situations, the court clerk or your attorney will mail you a copy of your final decree. If this doesn’t happen or you need an extra copy you should write to or go to the court clerk’s office and request a copy.

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