Your divorce does not become official until a final divorce decree is issued. If your case was resolved in an Ohio court, the judge who oversaw the case will issue and sign the decree. This document serves as an overview of the issues that were applicable to your case and the terms of the final settlement.
What will the decree cover?
If you received alimony as part of a divorce settlement, the decree will specify how much you are entitled to and when payments must be made. It will also stipulate how assets and debts are to be divided after the marriage is over. Finally, it may clarify who is responsible for paying legal fees or other costs related to the divorce itself.
What to know before signing the decree
It’s important to review the terms of a final divorce judgment before you sign it to ensure that it is properly structured. If there are any errors, it is important to alert the judge as quickly as possible. Otherwise, there is a chance that the decree might not be deemed valid if you need to enforce it at some point in the future. There is also a chance that you won’t be able to modify its terms if it isn’t considered to be an enforceable ruling.
A divorce may have a significant impact on your financial health, so it’s important to ensure that you do whatever you can to get the best possible settlement. It is also necessary to review the document before you sign it to make sure that you’re actually getting what you agreed to