Definitions for "Divorce Decree"
A court order that grants a divorce and outlines terms for child support, alimony and the separation of assets. While a divorce decree may define responsibility for shared debts (your spouse pays the car loan, you pay the mortgage) it does not legally separate responsibility for these accounts. In order to stop double responsibility and credit reporting of shared accounts, the debts must be closed or refinanced directly with the lender.
a final judgment and res judicata on all issues decided
an agreement between the two spouses and is not binding on their creditors
Keywords:  summarizes, ruling, rights
a ruling that summarizes the rights and
a legal document mandating the payment of child support