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Not if they want the divorce decree to be legal and they could be charged with perjury by signing the divorce petition as it is a legal document.

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Q: Can a spouse file for a divorce and lie about the whereabouts of the other person?
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No. The other person didn't commit adultery against you only your spouse did. Your spouse violated your marriage vows.


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In IL do you have to notify the spouse if you file for divorce?

Yes! You cannot file for divorce without letting the other person know about it!


If a person files for divorce in North Carolina and cannot serve the other spouse with the divorce papers what would be the status of the divorce?

You would have to file a Missing Spouse Divorce. This is usually when a service by publication is in order. If after a certain amount of time (based on the state) the spouse does not respond then you are able to go to the court and show that you have tried to find your spouse with no luck.


What if you are married to a person and the other spouse was never legally divorced?

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Can a spouse inherit property from the other spouse if there is a divorce?

No. Not unless they are specifically mentioned in their ex-spouse's will with the acknowledgment that the gift is to take effect in spite of the divorce.


Can a person be divorced without receiving divorce papers?

Technically yes. By this I mean that if there is a situation in which one spouse cannot be found (and the other spouse attempted to locate the spouse) then the court will proceed with the divorce without that spouse and enter a default divorce. However, if you were never served the paper work to put you on alert that you were getting a divorce then you do have the option, within a certain amount of time, to contest the entry of the default divorce. Although you cannot necessarily reverse a divorce you are given an opportunity to argue your side.


Do you need your spouse's signature on divorce papers after ten years of separation?

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What are the Grounds for divorce is Botswana?

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How do you divorce a spouse who is in a foreign country?

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Can you divorce spouse in NJ if spouse refuses to sign?

Yes, you can because it is not necessary for a spouse to sign divorce papers in New Jersey or in any other state. A complaint for divorce is filed and a summons issued. Both are served on the other spouse, who then has a certain time to answer the complaint. If no answer is filed and if the papers had been properly served, the plaintiff will be allowed to proceeds to try to prove his/her case without objection by the defendant. All this can occur without the other spouse signing anything. No "signature" is required for the obvious reason that one cannot reasonably expect a person about to go through a divorce proceeding to be cooperative with the plaintiff and sign papers.


Can custody be given to spouse due to other spouse committing adultery before divorce but after having moved to their own home?

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Is a working spouse entitled to the others pension fund at divorce?

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What do you do if your spouse refuses to sign the divorce petition papers in Massachusetts?

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When being serviced in a divorce and you can not find the spouse does the document expire?

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Do you have to notify the other person in a divorce preceding if they left 18 yrs?

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How can someone get divorced if your spouse refuses to sign the papers in Washington State?

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How would one spouse divorce the other spouse if they don't know where that spouse currently lives?

You will be required by the court to publish a notice of the divorce filing in the paper. For more information you should visit your local family court.


Can you get a divorce if your spouse is incarcerated?

Yes, a person serving a sentence in a state or federal facility can have divorce petition (or other legal actions) served upon them, and has the legal right to respond through the prescribed facility regulations.


Can one spouse force the other spouse into a divorce?

If you live in the US, you can't force someone to stay married to you.


Can a spouse get a summary judgment when only the other spouse answered the claim?

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Is it legally cheating if you are legally separated?

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Can a person be court order to divorce their spouse?

not that australians know of but it may be different in other countries not that australians know of but it may be different in other countries not that australians know of but it may be different in other countries


Is there a fast divorce without you having your spouse being there?

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