Legal Question in Family Law in Massachusetts

In the state of Massachusetts, is a divorce final 90 or 120 days after one's court date? And will I receive formal notification of the final divorce date in the mail?

Asked on 3/06/11, 4:07 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Suzana Urukalo Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP


If your divorce was granted inder a 1A joint petition for divorce, then the nisi period (waiting period after a judgment for divorce is granted) is 120 days. If however, your divorce was filed under a 1B complaint for divorce, the nisi period is 90 days.

You should receive a judgment in the mail prior to the nisi period has expired. You do not have to do anything, passage of time only is required for the divorce to be final.

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Answered on 3/06/11, 8:16 pm

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