Many people who are in the midst of the divorce process are often so overwhelmed and emotionally spent that they cannot wait for it to all be over, even if they were resistant to the idea of getting a divorce. Even after you and your spouse work out the details of your settlement, whether in mediation or through litigation, your divorce is only official once you get a Final Judgment of Divorce. This is the written court order that will formally dissolve the marriage and contain the terms of your divorce, such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and the division of property and assets. Until this written judgment is signed by the judge and filed with the court clerk, your divorce is not officially finalized.
The Final Judgment of Divorce
The written judgment required for your divorce is the document you essentially spend months, or even years, working toward throughout the process of divorce. Once every issue has been addressed, either your attorney or your ex’s attorney will write the proposed judgment, which must be reviewed by both spouses and the other attorney. If there are any disagreements over the wording of this document, changes should be made.
After a final version is made and approved by both parties, it is submitted to the court for the judge to review and sign. This process can take a matter of days to a few weeks or more, depending on the court’s calendar. When the document is signed and filed with the court clerk’s office, your divorce is officially finalized.
Divorce Attorney in Altamonte Springs
If you are considering a divorce, now is the time to look into obtaining the effective representation to guide you through what can sometimes become a complicated process. At the Law Office of Russell S. Hershkowitz, LLC, our legal team has represented clients in Florida family courts for decades and are well-versed in negotiating fair settlements. If your case needs to go to trial, we are fully prepared to protect your interests.
Contact our office today at (407) 753-4111 to request your free consultation and learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.