When is my divorce final?
2 attorney answers
First, if you counter-claim, you can do your own proposed final decree, but if you did not, you can't. Second, its not '90' days, its three months and a day, and there have to be no motions pending.
The most practical thing to do is to write the opposing counsel and politely ask if they will be doing this shortly. Sometimes there are issues that it would make sense to wrap up, and you may unaware of the problem, if there is one.
The response to questions on-line does not constitute legal advice. You should consult with a lawyer in your jurisdiction before making legal decisions.
Most lawyers don’t want the final to enter until the QDRO is complete which can often result in delays. If you were pro se and did not file a counterclaim for divorce-which 98 percent of pro se defendants never do-then you have NO control relative to when the final decree is or is not entered by the court.
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