Bremerton, WA asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas

Q: I am reviewing my divorce and am unsure if the terms in the Petition for Divorce or the Final Decree of Divorce matter.

1 Lawyer Answer
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Humble, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I see that you are asking the question from Bremerton WA, but your question is under the Texas category. I can't and don't advise on law in Washington, but in Texas both documents are of utmost importance. The petition is the document that asks the court for specific relief and the divorce decree reflects what relief was awarded and what other orders were made. After a Texas court signs a divorce decree the contents of the petition are not what control, but rather the final decree of divorce is.

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