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Asked on: 6/05/09, 9:54 am

Mediation Resolution

I represent myself in a divorce with no children or property issues and due to unemployment, limited funds I needed to withdraw with my council. Mediation was scheduled and agreement papers were signed on May 22, 2009. My husband and I were separated for a year and he was placed in a nursing home then hospice and passed on May 24, 2009. I was informed at mediation on 5/22 that his parents were assigned the power of attorney back in July, 2008 and they both signed the agreement paperwork on that day. These papers were signed late Friday 5/22, he passed on Sunday 5/24, there was a holiday on Monday 5/25 so they were not on the judge's desk possibly until Tuesday. No word from the courts to date regarding them signed by the judge. Can I believe that my divorce is in the process of being finalized and wait for the papers or do I stand as a widow and the papers that were signed null and void? In attempts this week in contacting my case manager and the bar association to receive a reply to my question I have had received no reply. I anticipate a response regarding my position and I will take the next step. Thank you

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