Finalizing a Divorce

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Finalizing a Divorce

Most states will not automatically grant you a divorce once you file for one. There may be a mandatory waiting period between when a divorce is filed and when it is finalized. The purpose of this period is to encourage reconciliation between the two spouses.

The Waiting Period before a Divorce Is Finalized

The length of the waiting period before a divorce is finalize varies from state to state:

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?

The court process for obtaining a divorce or annulment can be very confusing, so it may be wise to consult with a family attorney to help explain your rights and to protect your interests. Moreover, a lawyer can help you negotiate a divorce decree and assign debt responsibilities to the appropriate spouse.

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Last Modified: 07-09-2014 01:45 PM PDT

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