When a Spouse Does Not Sign Divorce Papers

When a spouse does not sign divorce papers, the partner seeking divorce will need to get a contested divorce. A contested divorce will require a hearing where both spouses will present evidence. If one spouse fails to appear or officials cannot contact the partner for the hearing, the judge may render judgment in favor of the other spouse. Learn more about what to do when a partner refuses to sign divorce documents.

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Jun 29, 2022

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