How long does it take to get a judge to sign the divorce decree and is there any way to expedite the signing of that decree by a judge? 2 Answers as of May 02, 2013

Both parties have signed and notarized divorce papers and a parenting plan.

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The Law Offices of Dave Hawkins
The Law Offices of Dave Hawkins | Dave Hawkins
As long as 91 days have passed since the Filing of he Petition and the signing of the decree, you can get it signed anytime by presenting the orders to the ex parte department.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 5/2/2013
Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.
Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc. | Mark Brown
In Washington state, either party (or both parties) can personally appear before a Judge/Court Commissioner in the Ex Parte Department of your court to present your final pleadings, and have them signed then and there. In most counties, no advance scheduling or notice is required. The Ex Parte Department is open at specific times (e.g., 9:00 a.m. to Noon) and takes uncontested/agreed matters on a walk up basis.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 5/2/2013
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