Is my divorce valid?

In April last year my husband announced to me that we were actually divorced. I was shocked and asked for proof. He then sent me a Findings and Order after Hearing document which contains my signature but I never attended any hearing. I also have a Notice of Entry of Judgement document which shows Dissolution and also a Judgement document which also shows Dissolution. I have never agreed to any of the terms within the documents yet I’m apparently divorced? Can you confirm that the information I currently hold is enough evidence to suggest I’m divorced?

Asked on June 10, 2009 under Family Law, California

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I have never heard of a person getting divorced without knowing about it. furthermore if your signature is on the paperwork but isn't your than that's fraud and immediately makes the divorce invalid

What I suggest is that you hire yourself an attorney because you will need to get this straightened out and the way things sound as if they went down the first time you will want to make sure someone is watching out for your best interests. The attorney can also help get the divorce as of now invalidated and it may possibly become a larger issue if someone impersonated you and/or signed your name


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