final decree

final decree

n. another name for a final judgment. In states where there are interlocutory decrees of divorce (in the hope that a further wait may lead to reconciliation), followed several months later by the actual divorce, the second order is called a final decree, issued after the filing of a declaration that the couple is still asunder (can't get back together.)

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Not a limb was moved, nor was a breath drawn louder and longer than common, until the closing syllable of this final decree had passed the lips of Tamenund.
While explaining the proposed amendments, he said the ministry had suggested abolition of a second round of litigation by treating the SC's order in the first round as the final decree.
27, 2018, and entered a final decree of divorce in a March 27, 2018 order, from which wife now appeals.
In essence, there is no magical 'quickie' divorce; it can take as little as three to four months to conclude a straightforward divorce, starting from filing your divorce petition to being able to apply for the final decree dissolving the marriage, the Decree Absolute.
On the eve of Monday's inauguration authorities dismissed more than 18,000 state employees - most of them from the police and army - in what the government said would be the final decree under emergency rule imposed following a failed 2016 coup.
Revise certain water right adjudication processes, such as motions to amend a water right claim, final decree requirements for reserved water rights, and appeal deadlines to the Montana Water Court (LCw002)
The Kirkpatricks lived apart for all of 2013, and the final decree of divorce was entered in 2014.
The cloud-based Modria solution is designed to empower the parties involved to reduce time to final decree by allowing parties to start the mediation process immediately and come to a resolution quickly.
The order rendered the challenge moot, counsel argued, offering the last sentence of section 63-9-350 which reads: The entry of the final decree of adoption renders any consent or relinquishment irrevocable.
If there is already a final decree of absolute divorce, it shall be set aside.
NNA - Minister of Interior, Nuhad al-Mashnouk, said during the celebration of the International Civil Defense Day that he has kept his promise and "signed the final decree that will open the door for rendering civil defense volunteers full-timers," stressing that "the efforts exerted by civil defense elements over the past years have not been in vain."
Only then is a final decree made available to the public.