Final Judgment and Decree and After
If the case is resolved by agreement, most judges will allow the parties or their attorneys to file a motion for judgment on the pleadings and the divorce is granted without the need to appear in court. There are some courts that still require an appearance to prior to granting the final decree. Once the final decree is granted, either on the pleadings or after a hearing, the settlement agreement (or court order) is a binding obligation on each party and failure to comply with the terms of the agreement (or order) can result in the filing of a petition for contempt. If a party is found to have violated the agreement (or order), the court can sanction the party by placing him or her in jail and/or ordering payment of attorney’s fees.
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