Q: I did not include a proposed final judgement in the divorce papers that I had served to my wife. Was that wrong?
She did not answer the divorce complaint. That was over 45 days ago. I have since filed a motion for pleadings and a proposed final judgement but I am unsure if the court will accept it because I did not include it in the initial packet that was served to her.
A: If she did not file an answer, the judge is not going to just sign a divorce decree. The judge likely will set the case for a final trial and the judge will decide the terms of the divorce after that trial. So, no, you don't have to serve her with a proposed decree.
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