If he lied on the forms ,this person is in real , deep legal trouble with the court. Falsification of court documents and perjury.
You swear, when you sign on the dotted line, you are telling the truth on the financial aid forms submitted to the courts.Most times a public notary signs and puts their seal on the forms as well.
I was actually divorced in Louisiana. The petition for divorce is actually just the beginning. It is a process. You then have to be separated for six months from the time of filing in that Parish. Then, if you and the future ex can agree on how the monies are split up, the court will issue you a Decree or most probably a Judgment of Divorce. Then, you can begin a relationship. Be careful you do not start one before this time or your ex can use it against you in court if he finds out. However, only if he has proof that you are having sex with a new guy is this adultry.
Also, 30 days after the court says you are divorced(the date will be stamped on the Judgment) you can get married again, not before. Best of luck on starting a new clean, fresh life.