Will my request from a dissolution of marriage be considered uncontested if the other party is in prison?

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Will my request from a dissolution of marriage be considered uncontested if the other party is in prison?

Asked on September 23, 2015 under Family Law, Florida

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G.J., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No, your request for dissolution of marriage will not be considered uncontested if your spouse is in prison. You must still serve your spouse with a copy of the divorce petition and all other documents related to the divorce filing. Your spouse may contest the divorce if he/she chooses to do so.


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