Divorce means an end of a marriage, essentially it ends the legal contract of marriage. Divorce does not become final until Decree Absolute is pronounced by the court. The pronouncement of a Decree Absolute cancels all legal rights, duties and responsibilities of the spouses.
The divorce process does not include making final arrangements for children or financial settlements. These arrangements have to be dealt with either by agreement between by the or by applications to the Court if agreements cannot be reached amicably.