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If you sign a seperation agreement does that keep you before going through a judge ?
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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

Signing a separation agreement that addresses all issues in the case means that there's no need for a trial. The parties can also file a motion asking the judge to enter a judgment without a hearing. In some states, the judge will allow this if both parties sign it, but that's separate from the separation agreement. Sometimes the judge will still want to hold a hearing where the parties come in and testify under oath that they want to get divorced and that they voluntarily signed the agreement. That hearing is usually fairly short and the divorce will be granted if either spouse appears and asks for it.

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