If during my divorce proceedings my ex’s lawyer drafted a decree but no one signed it, due to it not having any signatures, is the document legit?

Asked on July 11, 2015 under Family Law, New Jersey


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Do you mean a marital settlement agreement to be signed by you and your spouse or do you mean the divorce decree to be signed by the judge?  Both are drafted by lawyers.  If the marital settlement agreement was not signed and notariized then it is not a valid contract.  If the Judge did not sign the decree then you are not divorced.  Good luck.

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