Do you really need a lawyer for a divorce?
If you and your spouse agree on all the terms of your divorce, you can file for an uncontested divorce without the help of a lawyer. However, it is always advisable to at least have a lawyer look through your agreement in an uncontested divorce to make sure that your rights and interests are protected.
Why would someone drag out a divorce?
Someone may be delaying the divorce and dragging it out as being a form of punishment or payback to their ex, to benefit financially, to attempt to financially drain the other party, to delay ending a marriage, or some other agenda.
What happens if divorce goes into default?
If it’s clear you’ve ignored all the notices regarding your divorce case, a judge can enter a default divorce judgment against you and grant your spouse’s requests for support, property, and custody. If your spouse serves you with a default judgment, don’t panic.
What happens if your spouse refuses to sign divorce papers?
Does my spouse have to sign the served papers? No. Your spouse does not have to sign anything. Even if your spouse refuses to sign any documents, the court can grant a divorce order.