When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law. That means that each party is now bound by the terms of the Agreement. Take a close look at the Agreement and highlight any sections that require action.
We will send you one certified copy of the JOD, which has the Court’s official seal and stamp on it. If you need additional copies, you can go down to the courthouse to obtain them. Make sure to take ID.
Once you get it, protect this document — it is an important legal paper! When you are not using it, put it in a safe deposit box or another safe place.
A lot of people have mixed feelings once the divorce is over and done. After many years as a mediator, I feel confident in saying that the vast majority of people go on to live great lives after divorce. I’ve also learned the human spirit is very resilient.
Get your ducks in a row, and then go live your best life!
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