Is there any way I can change my uncontested answer and turn in the final divorce papers myself and get them signed by a judge to finalize my divorce?

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Is there any way I can change my uncontested answer and turn in the final divorce papers myself and get them signed by a judge to finalize my divorce?

My spouse filed for divorce last year and I decided to do an uncontested answer. I thought the divorce would be finalized by now seeing as how my spouse had to turn in all the legal documents necessary but they haven’t been turned in.

Asked on January 6, 2013 under Family Law, California

Answers:

Cameron Norris, Esq. / Law Office of Gary W. Norris

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I assume that "uncontested answer" means that you filed a response, but that response agreed with what the Petitioner was asking for.  You don't even necessarily have to file an amended response. 

You should speak with a local family law attorney and see what is necessary to get a final judgment of dissolution.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You can file an amended answer with the court concerning the marital dissolution and then submit the desired paper work to the court clerk for possible filing. Given your broad statement and question, I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney for assistance with respect to your goals.


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