Thanks to an alert reader.
I’m not a lawyer, or a US citizen so I’m hesitant to interpret California court speak, and I haven’t seen anything from either Mrs. or Mr. Hinn stating they are now legally divorced. If anyone with knowledge of California law wants to wade in and explain, please do. It appears the end of this soap opera is near.
This is what my more knowledgeable US(?) friend has to say:
If you click “check marital status” it says “… There is no future hearing date scheduled. Although you are divorced you may have additional issues to be addressed by the court. If so, you need to request a hearing by filing an At Issue Memorandum form.”
So my conclusion is that they are definitely now divorced, and it was almost certainly finalized on Dec 29 2010. I don’t know if this was by design, but obviously the holiday period between Christmas and New Year is a good time to hide a bad news story.
Update: Further to what we are chattering about in the comment section:
I think we can take the website’s statement that “you are divorced” (it’s intended for the parties to the case) as certain – it didn’t say this when I previously checked and I doubt the courts would get such an important matter wrong.
Update: Thanks Tony and Mark. Yes, the Hinns divorce is legal, the finances are being tidied up.