When an order of default is granted, does that mean you are divorced?

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When an order of default is granted, does that mean you are divorced?

Asked on February 5, 2012 under Family Law, Maryland

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

A default means that you did not answer the complaint in the action and that the divorce is granted to your spouse with out your input basically.  I would think that the court would want your spouse to be extra careful and serve the order and then there is an waiting period for a party to appeal. So instantly divorced? No. But divorced more yes than no.  Good luck.   


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