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What does default judgment per declaration 01/31/2013 means? Is the divorce finalized?

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Case Number : BD562874 CYNTHIA BRIZETTE VILLALOBOS VS GREGORIO VILLALOBOS Filing Date : 04 / 18 / 2012 Case Type : Dissolution of Marriage ( General Jurisdiction ) Status : Default Judgment per Declaration 01 / 31 / 2013 Documents Filed ( Filing dates listed in descending order ) 01 / 31 / 2013 Judgment 01 / 31 / 2013 Notice - Entry - Judgment 01 / 16 / 2013 Declaration - Default 01 / 16 / 2013 Declaration - Property 01 / 16 / 2013 Declaration - Serv Final Decl of Dis 01 / 16 / 2013 Declaration - Serv Re Dec Dis Inc 10 / 26 / 2012 Judgment - Package Received - 2336 06 / 27 / 2012 Request - Enter Default Filed by Petitioner 06 / 13 / 2012 Proof of Service - Summons & Com Filed by Petitioner 06 / 13 / 2012 Request - Enter Default ( FORM INCOMPLETE ) Filed by Petitioner 04 / 18 / 2012 Petition Filed by Petitioner 04 / 18 / 2012 Summons - Family Law Filed by Petition

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Default judgment by declaration means a judgment of dissolution of marriage was entered using a declaration ( form FL-170); the date in January is the date it was entered (filed); and, yes, it means the dissolution of marriage is final. If you have concerns about what rights were afffected by this status please consult with a family law attorney. If you found this helpful and/or the best answer, please let the attorney know and check the box on the bottom indicating so. Thank you and best of luck.

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Judgment of Dissolution has been entered. The actual date of divorce, i.e. the date on which you return to the status of a single person will be written on the Notice of Entry of Judgment. Otherwise, if more than 6 months has passed since the Respondent was served with the Petition, then you were returned to the status of a single/unmarried person as of 1/31/2013 (the date Notice of Entry of Judgment was filed)


Notice of Entry of Judgment is dated 1/31/13 so you're all done. Congrats. Good luck to you.

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