What is a decree divorce?
The decree nisi is a provisional decree of divorce pronounced when the court is satisfied that a person has met the legal and procedural requirements to obtain a divorce. The decree absolute is the final decree which actually dissolves the marriage. Once this has been granted you are ‘divorced’.
At what point is a divorce final?
If the court grants the divorce, it becomes final one month and one day after the hearing date. After that time, you can download the divorce order from the Commonwealth Courts Portal.
Can a finalized divorce be reversed?
If the divorce settlement hasn’t yet been finalized, you can file a motion to ask the court not to rule on the settlement, which would put a stop to the proceedings. If the divorce settlement has already been signed and the judge signed the divorce decree, you might be able to reverse the judge’s decision.
Can you refuse to be divorced?
Sometimes, a spouse may be so unwilling to get a divorce, they may simply refuse to sign the papers and hope that this stymies your divorce plans. Note, however, that the court will only grant your divorce if it is satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for any children aged under 18 who are involved.