Divorce Decree

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When a divorce is finalized, the court will issue an official document called a divorce decree. This document contains information on the divorce and all of the details on the final rulings for things like spousal and child support, custody and visitation, debts and assets, and division of property. 

If the parties reached a settlement through a mediator, the divorce decree would contain the settlement terms rather than going to court. Either way, a copy of the divorce decree is given to both parties when the divorce is finalized.

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