It’s finally over. You went to court and the judge signed your Judgment of Divorce. In most cases, your divorce agreement – the final product of lengthy ongoing negotiations – is annexed to your Judgment of Divorce and becomes a binding Order.
You leave the courtroom with your attorney as you wonder “Now what?” Here are some practical ways that you can protect yourself in light of your now-binding divorce agreement which will essentially govern your future relationship with your ex.
1. You should immediately obtain a “certified” copy of your Judgment of Divorce (with gold seal affixed), if you have not already done so. You should keep your Judgment of Divorce with divorce agreement in a safe and secure place should you need to refer to them in the future. Along with these documents, your attorney should include a detailed description of the significant provisions of your Agreement and highlight any immediate action for each provision.