Does a Petition for Divorce expire in an uncontested divorce? 6 Answers as of January 14, 2014

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James M. Chandler | James M. Chandler
If it is uncontested you might want to file a default if it has been served and no response has been filed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/14/2014
The Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter, P.L.L.C. | Jessica M. Cotter
In the Arizona courts there is a requirement that a petition for dissolution be served, or that service of the petition be accepted, within 120 days of the filing of the petition. Even if the acceptance is signed, or service is accomplished, you must still move your matter forward, or it will be dismissed.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Replied: 1/9/2014
Kirby G. Moss PC | Kirby G. Moss
No, but the Court can seek dismissal if no action for extended time.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 1/9/2014
Attorney & Counselor at Law | Jeffrey B. Hammerlund
It can be dismissed for want of prosecution.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 1/9/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
It does if you don't take any action to complete the divorce.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 1/9/2014
    Peacock Law Group of the Lowcountry, LLC | Richard Peacock
    In South Carolina, if a final hearing (trial) is not heard prior to the expiration of 365 days from the date of filing for the divorce and good cause has not been shown to the Court why the case should continue to be held open, the case will be administratively dismissed by the Court. I do hereby clearly advise against any reliance on the information as advice or application of it to a specific situation without a more thorough consultation with counsel.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina
    Replied: 1/9/2014
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