Can an inmate contest a divorce?
During contested divorce proceedings, a judge or jury will determine the outcome of disputed issues. An imprisoned spouse may request and receive permission to attend divorce hearings. An inmate also may retain the services of an attorney for representation during a divorce.
How can I divorce an inmate for free?
The prison library usually has all the forms you will need to file for divorce while incarcerated. Free help should also be available; ask your librarian for the resources you will need. Be sure to ask for a filing fee waiver or indigent affidavit form, as the fee will likely be waived due to your incarceration.
How long does someone have to contest a divorce?
Click for help finding a lawyer. IMPORTANT! You only have 30 days to file your Response. The days are counted from the date you were served with your spouse's or partner's Petition for divorce.
What happens if a spouse refuses to sign divorce papers in Texas?
In a Texas uncontested divorce, you can prove the lack of contest in two ways. Both require the other spouse to sign some papers. When you file for a divorce, you must serve your spouse or your spouse signs a waiver of service. However, if your spouse refuses to sign the waiver you can still proceed by service.
Can my husband and I file for divorce together?
A joint petition for divorce allows both spouses to file for divorce together. The husband and wife petition the court together with paperwork that is signed by both parties. The divorce proceeds with both parties in agreement that no one is at fault.