Do both parties have to sign divorce papers in California?
The fact is that California is a no fault state and you do not need your spouse's signature in order to get a divorce. When you file a divorce petition, you have to serve your spouse with the summons and petition. Your spouse then has 30 days to file a response after being served with a divorce petition.
What happens if someone refuses to sign divorce papers in California?
Once served with the divorce petition, the other party has 30 days to respond in California. If they refuse to respond, refuse to sign divorce papers (notice of acknowledgment) and do not want to attend mediation or show up on the court date, the case can be decided as a default divorce.
What is the best state for a man to get divorced in?
South Dakota (best) Although one spouse needs to be a resident of the state at the time of filing, South Dakota has no minimum residency-duration mandates. With a divorce filing fee of $95 and processing time of 60 days, South Dakota ranks high on favorable divorce laws.
How do you get a divorce when your spouse lives in another state?
If you and your spouse live in different states but want to divorce, it is possible to do so. Still, you need to meet the residency requirements of the state where you file for divorce. If your spouse filed for divorce first in a different state, that filing and that state's laws usually control the proceeding.