Is a divorce decree considered a judgment?
A divorce decree is a court document that is a final judgment from divorce court. Only a court can issue a divorce decree. You receive it at the end of your case. If your case went to trial, your divorce decree will indicate the terms of the judge's decision and will act as a judgment that both parties must obey.
What happens if I violate my divorce decree?
If your ex-spouse violates any aspect of the final decree of divorce, you can file a motion for contempt of court. The motion must state what areas of the final decree have been violated and why the ex-spouse should be held in contempt of court. The burden of proof during a contempt hearing is on the injured party.
Can you void a divorce decree?
But the court ruled a reversal wasn't possible. In some states a final divorce decree can be reversed so long as both parties request it and are within the correct time frame. The reasons to reverse a divorce decree include mistake, misfortune, accident or fraud.
Why would a divorce decree be sealed?
Commonly cited reasons to keep divorce filings under seal include: The need to protect children from identification in divorce records; The need to protect victims of domestic violence; The need to keep sensitive information such as social security numbers and bank account numbers private; and.