Clinton, MS asked in Divorce for Mississippi

Q: Husband file for divorce, final papers come back next week but we didn't sign final judgment at time?

i actually don't want to sign the final judgment papers, we live in MS so what are my options at this time. I want to try to reconcile if possible with him. Will the divorce be final without me signing the final papers.

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
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  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: If you signed the property settlement agreement, that is akin to a contract, which in turn would be enforceable regardless of the divorce, unless the agreement says that it is contingent on the final divorce. Regardless, they divorce itself may not be final until you either sign off on an agreed divorce decree, or the judge has a hearing and adjudicates the divorce.

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