What does case disposed mean in divorce?
When the divorce decree has been signed by the judge the divorce case is said to be disposed and therefore it is closed. In some instances, the case is disposed can be used by the court to mean that the case has been dismissed.
What does disposed mean in legal terms?
Disposed is a generic legal term meaning the case or proceeding is completed. Disposition is used in reference to the way in which the case was resolved.
What kind of case is a divorce case?
Civil cases are typically between private parties, encompassing everything outside of criminal matters from family law to probate and small claims. As divorce (dissolution of marriage) cases fall under the umbrella of family law, divorce cases are considered a civil case.
Why would a divorce case be dismissed?
A divorce case may be dismissed if the person who filed for divorce withdraws the request. This can be done if the respondent did not answer the divorce petition. The court may move to dismiss a divorce case if no activity has been made in a certain period of time, which is typically one year from the filing date.