This step is only for cases without minor children. If you have minor children, skip this page, and instead follow the instructions for setting and attending the final hearing.
The final step is to obtain the Court approval of your dissolution. If you have no children, it is real easy - wait until the required 90 days has elapsed since service of process, and file the following signed & completed original documents at the clerk's office:
- Affidavit for Decree without Appearance of Parties,
- Decree of Dissolution of Marriage,
- Support Order (if maintenance is payable), and
- Separation Agreement.
Provide two additional copies of the decree and support order, with self-addressed stamped envelopes for each spouse, so the clerk can mail you each a copy once the decree has been signed.
It is important for you to track when the 90th day is. The court may not track that date, and if you submit the documents early, the magistrate may sign them before 90 days have elapsed, which could cause you problems later.
That's it - assuming you properly filled out all of the forms, you should receive a signed copy of your decree within a week or two, and you'll be divorced.