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In DeKalb County, Alabama how does the divorce system work.

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In DeKalb County, Alabama how does the divorce system work. It used to be from the date the divorce was signed uncontested by both parties thart 60 days later the judge signed and you were divorced. Is that still the way it is or has the timelines changed?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  GeorgetownLawyr replied 6 years ago.
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Your divorce will be uncontested?
has anyone signed anything yet?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes the divorce is uncontested and both parties have signed the papers.
Expert:  GeorgetownLawyr replied 6 years ago.
I'm looking up the statute for the mean time when were the papers signed?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
May 3, 2011
Expert:  GeorgetownLawyr replied 6 years ago.
the statute does not specify but from what I was seeing on several sites it seems 60-90 days is the norm depending on the Judge and number of cases the judge has in front of him/her. If you do not get anything final by next week you can contact the Judge's Judicial Assistant and ask when you can expect a final order. I hope this helps clarify.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
After the papers are signed by the Judge, how long before either party can remarry?
Expert:  GeorgetownLawyr replied 6 years ago.
the statute states 60 days after the final order. so not before 60 days. I hope this helps clarify. thanks and please be sure to click ACCEPT so that I may be given credit for my time and answers. Best regards.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
But after the Judge signs the papers, they are legally divorced. Correct?
Expert:  GeorgetownLawyr replied 6 years ago.
Yes, that is correct. Once the judge signs the divorce is legal and the marriage is terminated. I hope that helps clarify. Thanks and don't forget to give credit by clicking ACCEPT which will not charge you anything extra. Best regards.
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