If I want to get a divorce do I need her signature? 13 Answers as of August 28, 2015

If I want to get a divorce do I need her signature?

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Law Office of Christine Contreras | Christine Contreras
No, but she has a right to contest your allegations and present her case before the case if she answers your petition and files an appearance.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 7/27/2015
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
No.. but you must serve her with notice of the divorce repeatedly sufficient to give a court reason to award you a default judgment of divorce contact an attorney if you cannot figure out the requirements.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/27/2015
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
No. You need to have her served with the documents.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/27/2015
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
If you personally serve the petition and other documents that are required, she does not have to sign anything. If she fails to file her own answer, you can proceed by way of default. Please meet with an experienced family law attorney to explore your legal options.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/27/2015
Law Offices of Robert Burns
Law Offices of Robert Burns | Robert Burns
The question is inept.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/27/2015
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    That would be a no.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 8/28/2015
    Law Offices of Helene Ellenbogen, P.S.H | Helene Ellenbogen
    You need to file with the court and have your wife served. She can sign or not. Ultimately the court will grant the divorce whether or not she agrees to it.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/27/2015
    Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
    No you simply need to serve her with papers. If she does nothing you proceed by default to get a judgment.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/27/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    No, you do not, the only signature that counts is the Judge's.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/27/2015
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
    There are two types of divorces in Nevada, contested and uncontested. If your spouse refuses to sign a joint petition and decree of divorce because she disagrees with the terms, you will need to file a Summons and Complaint and your divorce will be considered contested. The parties can still reach an agreement, but through a contested divorce, if the parties cannot reach an agreement, the Judge will decide the terms of the divorce that are not agreed upon.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 7/27/2015
    Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
    Uncontested Divorce - Yes. Contested Divorce - No.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 7/27/2015
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