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I have divorce decree questions. Please help me.
      #524537 - 04/20/09 02:26 PM

I don't know where to start here so please forgive any rambling. I live in PG county maryland and my ex lives in Alabama. I am doing my own divorce. I am in the final stages (thank god). I prepared the entire maritial settlement agreement, all other forms, everything. I hunted my soon to be ex husband down and had him sign all the papers with witnesses and with a notary who signed the papers also. He also signed the appearance consent and waiver form. He says he wants nothing to do with this process and nothing to do with me or our children anymore so he signed the form so that he wouldn't have to show up and he wouldn't have to pay anything for the divorce. I have a hearing next month to be seen in front of the master of the court to dissolve my marriage. So here is my concern. Do I have to prepare the divorce decree and take it with me to have it signed or will the court prepare that document for me? If I have to do it, what do I put in it? And also do I have to sign the decree before it is legal? And if I do does that mean my ex has to sign it too? My ex has made it very clear that he will not sign any more paperwork and I haven't heard from him in months(again). I am so scared with this whole process anyway, I mean I have never even had a ticket and had never seen the inside of a courthouse until a few months ago. I want to be prepared for this hearing I deserve this divorce! If anyone can offer any advice, or knows anything about decrees, or even some encouraging words, I would appreciate it so much. Thank you and I wish everyone much luck with their cases.

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Re: I have divorce decree questions. Please help me. [Re: TheyRKillnMe2]
      #526279 - 04/26/09 09:33 AM

wwwaaooo, you've come a long way. I really can't understand how a father or mother can abandon their kids and play the "I dont care about anyone". I have two kids and I will never abandon them. When I got divorce I moved just two blocks away from my ex wife. I see my kids daily. I take them to/back to school everyday. I cant imagine my life without them. The only complain I have is that I'm the only one calling them. They dont call me. Only if they have a question. I know they love me, but I do expect them to place a call just to know about me.

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Re: I have divorce decree questions. Please help me. [Re: Elvisminaya22]
      #526367 - 04/26/09 03:30 PM

I think you prepare the decree and take it and then the judge signs it. Look under your state divorce laws, you may find a sample decree. Or go to the courthouse and ask to look as divorce cases. They are public records and you can make copies of decrees and use them to write yours.

Do you have a friend who can go with you for moral support? I have a hearing tomorrow and my best friend is going for support. Or even a picture of your kids to remind you why you are doing this.

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