What should I do if my ex won't sign the divorce papers? 28 Answers as of June 25, 2013

Ex won't sign divorce papers and has not responded after being served. Time allotted to respond has passed. What should I do next.

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Victor Varga | Victor Varga
File for default.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 1/10/2013
Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A.
Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
You need to file a motion for entry of a default and then set the matter for final hearing. If you are not completely familiar with the process, you should consult with and retain an attorney to assist you.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/4/2013
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
There is no requirement in Colorado, nor in most states, that you spouse sign anything. All that is required is that he be personally served the paper work and that there is someone who can state under oath that the papers were served on him.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 1/4/2013
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
File a request for entry of default and then submit a request for judgment and all the required documents. You may need the help of a lawyer or paralegal to complete this. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/4/2013
The Law Office of Cathy R. Cook
The Law Office of Cathy R. Cook | Cathy R. Cook
The case should be set for trial, where you present evidence, and the magistrate rules.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 1/4/2013
    The Legal Center | Richard Manwaring
    Time to file a request to enter default. Go to the court's web site and look under the self help area. You should find instructions for filing for a default. Be sure that at least 31 days have passed from when she was served and that you have filed a proof of service of summons.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/4/2013
    Mary W Craig P.C. | Mary W Craig
    Set a hearing. Your ex didn't respond to the divorce complaint, so is now in default. Show up at the hearing with prove he/she was served, and you should get a default divorce judgment.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 1/4/2013
    Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law
    Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law | Gregory T. Buckley
    If they have been served and did not file a written Answer within 20 days, you can file a Motion for Default.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 1/4/2013
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    File for a default judgment.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 1/4/2013
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    File and serve a request to enter default.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2013
    Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
    You should proceed with a default judgment. You should consult a family law attorney or facilitator to assist you with the necessary paperwork.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/3/2013
    John Russo | John Russo
    Proceed if you have a return of service that is all you need.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 1/3/2013
    David A. Browde, P.C.
    David A. Browde, P.C. | David Browde
    Hire a local attorney to get the case completed by making the appropriate filings and motions.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 1/3/2013
    Fox Law Firm LLC
    Fox Law Firm LLC | Tina Fox
    Depending on the grounds you alleged will determine our strategy forward.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 1/3/2013
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    If he was properly served and has not responded within the time required by law, you can put the case on a calendar to be heard and finalized. Make sure your ex is notified of the court date.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 1/3/2013
    Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
    If the time to respond to the Complaint for Divorce has past, you can enter a default. Once the default is entered, you can proceed to a default judgment and will not need her signature or agreement.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 1/2/2013
    Woods, May & Matlock, PC
    Woods, May & Matlock, PC | Robert J. Matlock
    There is no need to sign the papers. If there has been service of the petition on the other party, you can have a default decree entered after the 60 day waiting period has passed. I suggest you hire a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 1/2/2013
    Woolley Wilson, LLP
    Woolley Wilson, LLP | William R. Wilson
    Appear in court and submit a Decree.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 1/2/2013
    Maclean Chung Law Firm
    Maclean Chung Law Firm | G. Thomas MacLean Jr.
    If service has been completed and time to respond has expired, you should proceed with your case by entering in a default and obtaining a default judgment. In a default, when the other side did not respond, you can resolve the whole case without their participation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/2/2013
    Downing Law Firm | George E Downing. Jr.
    He does not have to sign in Louisiana. Your lawyer will request a default
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 1/3/2013
    Zales Law Office
    Zales Law Office | Nicholas C Zales
    Move the court for a default judgment of divorce.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 1/2/2013
    Law Office of Beth Jackson Day | Beth Jackson Day
    Just kep, going. If he won't sign get a dfultault divorce. Ask the clerk at the clerk at the court house for the form and file it (Motion for Default hearing) mail it to him and the court will give you a hearing date whether he likes itm it or not.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 1/3/2013
    Steven Kalishman, P.A.
    Steven Kalishman, P.A. | Steven J Kalishman
    Ask for a clerk's default, and set the case for a final hearing.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 1/3/2013
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