FL-190 Notice of Entry of Judgment: What do the different dates mean?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Francisco, CA

On my FL-190, there are two dates on the form and I'm unsure what the difference between the two is. There's the "Filed" date that appears in the upper right as well as the date that appears in the box that says, "Effective date of termination of marital or domestic partnership status."

What is the difference between the two? When was my divorce made final? It seems like the filed date would be it, but then what's the purpose of the other date?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . The date it was filed and the date the marriage is considered terminated meaning you were single as of that day or will be.

    This is not a comprehensive answer and it is impossible to provide a meaningful response without a consultation.... more
  2. Steven Allen Dinneen


    Contributor Level 6

    Answered . The filed date is the date the Judgment was filed with the court. The other date on the FL-190 is the date the Judgment was entered. The date the Judgment was entered is the date the divorce is completed. However, the date the status was terminated is on the Judgment form, FL-180. It is often the date the Judgment is entered if another date is not listed.

  3. Linda Calderon Garrett


    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . A few more issues to consider: if you are the Respondent and you did NOT file a Response (FL-120), then you may want to make sure the Judgement (FL-180) is correct. You have very little time to make a correction once the Notice of Entry of Judgment has been entered into the court's record.

    Good luck!

    PLEASE READ--before emailing, commenting or calling: As a rule, I do not respond to "comments" that are designed... more

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Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.

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