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If my divorce paper is not sign by the court cleck is my marrage legal

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Would you please clarify your question? Are you asking whether you are legally divorced if your divorce decree was not signed by the court clerk?

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It sounds like you recieved the final divorce documents in the mail and if they are not signed in ink that does not mean your divorce is not final. IF you went through the divorce process and your state has a waiting (nisi) time period and that period has elapsed then your divorce is now absoute and that may be the paper you recieved, take care.

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Your marriage is still legal and valid until the decree of dissolution of marriage is signed.

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You are still married to the person until the divorce is signed by the Court. If you married another person that marriage would not be valid.

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