When it comes to marriage, it’s not over until it’s over. Or… until you have the Final Decree of Divorce in hand.
The Texas Final Decree of Divorce is the court’s formal order granting a termination of your marriage. If your case has gone to trial and the judge has issued a judgment, this judgement is confirmed when the decree is signed and dated by the judge and court clerk. However the Court’s endorsement of the Final Decree actually represents the last stage in a series of steps that make up the typical Texas divorce.
The first step is typically when one spouse obtains an Final Decree for signature by the judge during your hearing. If you fill the form in yourself, make sure you use the correct one – Texas Final Decree of Divorce no Children, or the Final Decree of Divorce with PDFfiller now. For more on representing yourself in divorce, please see the Pro Se Divorce Handbook from the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Texas State Bar. And in the meantime, we wish you a very easy and speedy resolution!