Wrapping Up Your Divorce: Reading Your Final Divorce Decree

by Norris Law Group on September 11, 2014

Wrapping Up Your Divorce: Reading Your Final Divorce DecreeDivorce can be a long and arduous process. But even when your final divorce decree has finally been issued, that may not mean “the end,” according to an article that appeared on Attorneys.com.

You may instinctively take the time to read through your divorce decree once you receive it, perhaps more than once. You may also choose to read it later, depending, perhaps, on how you feel about the end of your marriage. No matter what, be aware that it is imperative to read through your final divorce decree very carefully, in order make sure that you fully understand everything in the order, and that it contains no mistakes. It is probably best to read through the decree as soon as possible, regardless of how you feel about it, so you can alert your divorce attorney about any errors you may find or ask any questions you may have that may affect you or your children.

Your final divorce decree will probably contain a list of tasks which you must complete in a specific timeframe, and maybe even in a certain sequence, as ordered by the court. You should also look very carefully for any mistakes in the decree, including tiny ones such as typing errors, or big ones such as stipulations that can’t be enforced because the details are wrong. If you do find any mistakes in your final divorce decree, your divorce attorney should be able to help you get them corrected.

Some of the types of orders that a judge may put in your final divorce decree include (but are not limited to):

  • transferring real estate, property or other assets (stocks, retirement accounts, etc.);
  • debt payment schedules;
  • child support; or
  • child visitation schedules.

Attorney Graham Norris and his associates at the Norris Law Group serve the residents of Utah County, UT and throughout Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Contact them today at 801-932-1238 or online for a free consultation.


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