How can I stall the divorce process?

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How can I stall the divorce process?

My wife having affair but she won’t admit. She wants to file for divorce; quickly on-line.If I can outlast the affair I might be able to get the marriage help. My wife has not been forthcoming. I do not have physical evidence. She controls the money accounts; has the administrator control on the computer; has the only access to all accounts (bank, phone, credit card etc). I am personally working on myself. Calm, non-confrontational and supportive. I want to save marriage but she does not. I need time to get counseling.

Asked on September 1, 2010 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Don't on-line divorces require the same procedural safeguards to you such as service and filing of an answer?  If you do not wish to consent to the divorce then contest it, by signing nothing and filing an answer so that you do not default.  Then proceed with the matter requesting the discovery that is permitted under the law, including, but not limited to requests for interrogatories and depositions and the required paperwork for asset disclosure.  The list can go on and on. Really this is not stalling but what you are entitled to under the law.  I would speak with an attorney in your area to discuss this matter in more detail.  Good luck.  With everything.


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