Thursday, July 19, 2007

Am I divorced after 60 days?

Many people coming to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers booth have heard that if they file a divorce that they are "magically" divorced after 60 days. WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! After a divorce has been on file at the courthouse for 60 days, one of the parties needs to come to court and stand in front of the Judge. Under oath, the person reads a statement to verify everything in their petition and decree. Then the Judge reviews the paperwork and either approves or disapproves the divorce. The divorce is NOT final for 30 days. Therefore, you should not marry for 30 days AFTER the Judge signs the final decree of divorce.

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