Can a divorce decree be overturned?
A divorce decree is the final judgment in a divorce case. Depending on the state, both parties can file an appeal to the decree at the same time. Because the appellate system gives a lot of deference to the original judge, it is unusual (but not impossible) to overturn the divorce decree.
Can you be taken back to court after a divorce is final?
The court will consider reopening a divorce settlement only in exceptional cases either where a spouse has failed to provide full and frank disclosure about their wealth and income in divorce proceedings or there has been a material change in a spouse’s circumstances since the agreement was reached.
Can I pay my divorce settlement in installments?
A property settlement may be received in regular instalments and the order or agreement may provide for interest to be paid on the outstanding balance of the settlement.
How long after divorce can I claim property?
There is a time limit set by the Family Law Act 1975 in relation to parties bringing claims for a division of property following the end of a relationship. In the case of a marriage each party has 12 months from the date of a divorce to file a claim with the court.