Legally what power does your wife have to move on with a separation and divorce if you refuse to sign the papers?
If most states, you do not need to prove "fault" to get a divorce or legal separation. She can hire an attorney and proceed however she deems fit.
She does not need your signature. If you refuse to sign to acknowledge that you received the petition/complaint, she will have you served. If you refuse to sign a settlement agreement, she will ask for a trial date and have the judge decide how to divide your property and to declare you divorced.
Yes. A person can refuse to sign divorce papers. However, that kind of behavior will drive up the legal costs for both parties and result in the court making decisions for you. It will also lengthen the time period needed to obtain the divorce. In the United States you cannot prevent your spouse from obtaining a divorce by refusing to sign.
Your spouse can refuse to sign divorce papers no matter where you live. however, there is always a way around it where you do not need your spouse to sign to get the divorce. the laws are different in each state though so you need to contact a lawyer and see what your options are. also from what i understand in California your spouses signature is not needed so if you want you can try…
You can refuse to be served. Refusing to accept divorce documents will not stop a divorce. Your spouse can get a divorce whether you cooperate or not. It may take a little longer. If you continue to ignore the proceeding your spouse can eventually obtain a divorce in your absence and your interests will not be represented. You can refuse to be served. Refusing to accept divorce documents will not stop a divorce. Your spouse…
A spouse can refuse to sign the divorce papers for as long as they wish but that does not mean that they wont get divorced. The court simply will not keep a party to a marriage in the marriage arrangement if they do not want to be in it anymore. What happens in these circumstances is that you must attempt to serve the other party (sounds like you have done that) and proceed as if…
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If you cannot be found or if you refuse to respond to a petition for divorce, that cannot prevent your spouse from obtaining a divorce. The important signature on a divorce decree is that of the judge. You should contact the court where the divorce was obtained and order a copy of the divorce decree. If you go in person, you can request to see the file and review the contents.