Sometimes one spouse will want a divorce but the other spouse does not. Or sometimes the other spouse is okay with the divorce, but does not want to be involved in the divorce proceedings and does not want to hire a lawyer or go to court. What can you do then?
You can still file for divorce. When you file, you will need to serve your spouse with all your paperwork. If your spouse does not file a response within 30 days, you can file for default. When you file for default, that means that your spouse is now restricted from participating in the divorce proceedings. This means that the judge will give you what you asked for in your original divorce petition, as long as what you asked for was fair and equitable.
Sometimes going forward with a divorce when the other spouse does not want to participate means that the divorce will proceed more quickly and smoothly (and cheaply) than other wise. If you find yourself in this situation, you should consult a Tustin divorce lawyer who can help get your divorce done without any problems. Give us a call. We are here to answer your questions.
If you or a loved one wants to file for divorce, the family law attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can help you through the process. Our experienced California family law attorneys can provide you with legal advice and will be your advocate in a family law court. If you’re thinking of hiring an attorney for a dissolution, call us today at 1-888-749-7428 for a consultation, or fill out the online case evaluation form to the right.
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