I was the petitioner and Pro Se. I am satisfied with the outcome. However, we were given specific things to do while waiting for final decree. Wife(me) to vacate in 5 days with personal items and 30 days to remove larger household item agreed in mediation (I have apartment) also was awarded SPm,pension, 401k and % house sale, moving expenses and more. Husband to have exclusive rights of house to stay in house whole fixing to sale it and guideline on amounts responsible for. After vacating house, do I turn in my keys or after I remove the last items within the 30 days granted? When will he pay spouse maintenance and pension because she did not specify date. He was paying before by temp orders. Last question, the utilities and cable are in my name only, do I change the name to make him responsible because he is living there until sold or disconnect them because I am liable now for the cable equipment that has to be turned in. He has already canceled my car insurance. The final is due to be signed by judge in August . I have not seen typed agreement yet that I sign. Just granted June 29th and only have judges notes.
Either you or your husband should be drafting the divorce decree.
Who gave you specific things to do while waiting for the decree? Was it in mediation? If so, it sounds like you may need clarification on a couple of provisions of the agreement. Typically, the settlement agreement will provide that you address those issues with the mediator.
It should say when he has exclusive use of the house. Based on the information provided, it appears you vacate within 5 days, and when you return to get the rest of the larger household items you need his permission to enter (since he has exclusive use of residence).
The mediated settlement agreement should say when he make payments. You mentioned Judge's notes. If you had a trial, then those issues need to be clarified with the Judge.
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