My husband and I went to a resolution Conference and resolved all issue's w/ minor child,community property,parenting time,child support..etc. The only matter left is community debt. We have a date for a final hearing Jan 21st. Is there when our divorce can be finalized?
The answer is YES. All issues not resolved at the resolution management conference (RMC) are set for trial. The remaining issues will be decided by the Judge at trial unless you and your husband come to an agreement on the remaining issues before the trial date or even on the trial date. If you have the trial on the 21st, the Judge can take the matter under advisement and render a decision within the next 60 days.
I hope that clarifies matters for you. Good Luck
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The remaining contested issue in your divorce can be decided at the time of the final hearing however you will not be divorce will not be finalized until a Decree of Dissolution is entered by the Clerk of the Court so even if the Judge makes a ruling about the community debt division at your hearing, you are not officially divorced until you receive your Decree.
It sounds like that is the trial day. There are attorneys that will appear just for a hearing. This is an evidentiary hearing so you do need to submit exhibits beforehand. You may wish to call a local attorney to set up a consultation to ask specific questions about what to expect. Good luck.
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