What happens after a response is filed in a divorce?
Brette’s Answer: Then your divorce is contested and it will proceed through the court process. It will likely be scheduled for a pre-trial hearing where the court will try to help you reach a settlement. If you do not have an attorney, you should get one.
Can a divorce be declined?
In the event that the divorce is contested, the judge may deny a divorce if they do not deem there to be sufficient grounds for the divorce. This however is very rare, and it is generally quite unlikely that a judge will refuse to grant the divorce.
Why would someone contest a divorce?
When spouses can’t agree in a divorce proceeding, it’s called a contested divorce. In these situations, they either hire a divorce mediator or go before the court and the court will make the final decision on all issues they were not able to negotiate.
Can you defend yourself in divorce court?
If you are going through a divorce, you can represent yourself in the courts. While many use lawyers, it is not required. You have a right to represent yourself. The term “self-represented litigant” describes people who go to court without a lawyer.