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What is the sequence of a divorce by default?

Asked by Raean (167points) March 31st, 2009

I am in the process of getting divorced. I just received my first hearing date. My Ex hasn’t responded to any paperwork whatsoever. Will my divorce be final on the date of my hearing? -Assuming that the judge deems it so?

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Dog's avatar

Did you file? What state are you in (if in the USA)

cwilbur's avatar

Do you have a lawyer? He or she is the person you should ask about this.

Jack79's avatar

no, I am not sure about the system in the US but as far as I know it’s the same almost everywhere. You will not have a final divorce in the sense that you can get married the next day, though it is possible that you do get a court decision in theory. But since it’s only the first date, it will probably just get postponed for now (the judge will give your ex the benefit of the doubt and assume there was some justification for the absence).

shilolo's avatar

[mod says] Duplicate quip removed.

Dog's avatar

@shilolo Many thanks.

VS's avatar

Since your ex has not responded to the paperwork, chances are pretty good he will not show up for the hearing either. If you live in a small enough place, like I did, the judge could conceivably sign the papers at that time, and give them to your attorney to be filed. Once filed, it’s done!

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