Q: I initially filed an uncontested divorce, now my spouse does not want to sign papers. What should my next steps be?
You should serve your spouse with citation and a copy of your petition if your spouse hasn’t already filed a written answer.
If your spouse does not file a written answer after being served, you can obtain a default decree of divorce.
If your spouse has already or does file a written answer, you can set your case for trial.
If there are any significant disputes especially concerning child custody, possession, or support or regarding your property division, you should hire a divorce lawyer to assist you.
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