The final decree of divorce is the formal order of the Court, granting a termination of your marriage. If your case goes to trial and the judge hands down a judgment, the judgment is confirmed when the decree is signed and dated the Registrar of the Court and the judge.
A final judgment of divorce is filed in the Office of vital records of your county courthouse, where you obtain a divorce. In most situations, the Registrar of the Court or your attorney will mail a copy of your final decree. If this does not happen, or you need an additional copy you should write or go to the Office of the Registrar and request a copy.