What Happens If I Don’T Sign Divorce Papers?

What happens if I don’t want to sign divorce papers?

Once served with the divorce petition, the other party has 30 days to respond in California.

If they refuse to respond, refuse to sign divorce papers (notice of acknowledgment) and do not want to attend mediation or show up on the court date, the case can be decided as a default divorce..

What happens if your ex doesn’t sign divorce papers?

When a spouse refuses to sign divorce papers, the divorce is no longer placed on hold, but instead considered contested. … If both spouses show for the hearing, the court will determine the legal terms of the divorce through testimony and evidence. The court will also decide on all settlements and divisions of property.

Can you be divorced without signing?

You and your divorce attorney will simply have to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the courts. This can be done without a spouse’s signature. After filing, the paperwork will be served to your spouse by a process server. Your spouse will then have 20 days to file a response with the court.

What if I don’t want a divorce?

What if You Don’t Want a Divorce? If you don’t want a divorce but your spouse does, you should consider suggesting counseling or a trial separation. … If your spouse is committed to divorce and not interested in exploring alternatives, your husband or wife can file for divorce even if you do not want to end the marriage.

Why would a divorce be denied?

A procedural mishap is the most common reason your divorce filing may be rejected. … You may not meet the residency requirements to file for divorce in the state in which you filed. You may have missed a required court form in your filing. You may not have appropriately served your spouse with the divorce papers.

Are you forced to sign divorce papers?

To Whom It May Concern: You do not have to sign divorce papers, but you cannot stop your husband from divorcing you under California law (California is a so-called ‘No Fault’ divorce state).

How long does a divorce take once papers are signed?

Filing divorce papers is done after you and your spouse have been separated for at least one year. The length of time you can expect to wait until your divorce is finalised after lodging the application is usually about four months.

Do uncontested divorces go to court?

An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties agree to the divorce and the terms of the settlement without going to trial. This does not mean there are no arguments or disputes between the spouses. It simply means the spouses reach an agreement without going to court and having a judge resolve contested issues.