Is there any way by which I can stopa divorce after being served the papers?

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Is there any way by which I can stopa divorce after being served the papers?

My husband and I have been married for less than 6 months. We’ve had some issues lately and he won’t seek any professional help like counseling etc. I was served the divorce papers by him. I do not want our marriage to end as I strongly believe that all we need is some help. Is there any way by which I can stop the divorce as I do not consent with this decision?

Asked on January 18, 2012 under Family Law, Arizona

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no way to stop a divorce; the law does not force someone to be married against his or her will, and does not give one spouse the right to control the other's life. You can't even force someone to go to counseling against his or her will. You can certainly try to get him to agree to counseling or to give the marriage another chance, but if he is determined to divorce you, he will be able to do so. Therefore, you probably should consult with a family law attorney, so see how best to protect your economic rights.


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