Once the judge signs the Judgment of Divorce it will be returned to the party who filed it to be filed with the county clerk. Once the judgment is filed with the county clerk, your divorce is final and you may remove him from your insurance.
You are officially divorced with the Final Judgment is signed by the Judge and filed on the docket. You will most likely need a certified copy of the signed and filed decree to provide to your health insurance company in order to terminate coverage.
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You definitely have to wait until the Judgment of Divorce is signed before removing him from your health insurance plan. The Judgment will be sent to the party who filed for it after it is entered in the County Clerk's office. You can check on the Court's website to see if it has been signed yet.
Your divorce will be final on the date the judge signs the Final Judgment. Typcially, the person who was awarded the divorce can get a copy of it from the County Clerk and then serves the "Notice of Entry" along with a copy of the divorce judgment on the other party. Even if this does not take place, your divorce is final when the judge signs it. But it is best to follow all of the court's procedural rules.
Morghan Leia Richardson, Esq.
Richardson Legal PLLC
31-08 Broadway, Suite 204
Astoria, New York 11106
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