How long can a spouse delay a divorce?
After the judge signs your order, you must wait a total of 90 days from the date you filed the petition or from the date you served the petition before a judge is able to sign your divorce papers. And even then, your divorce may drag beyond the 90 days.
Why is my husband stalling our divorce?
There are countless reasons a spouse might try to delay divorce proceedings, such as: Unhappiness about the divorce. Desire to make the divorce process as long and difficult as possible. Revenge or punishment.
Can my spouse stop me from getting a divorce?
All states require that you give a reason in your petition for ending your marriage. Every state now has a "no-fault" divorce, meaning that you do not have to prove someone was at fault in order to obtain this. Your spouse generally cannot contest this type.
What to Do When Your Spouse won’t give you a divorce?
State and local rules may vary, but generally, if your spouse failed to respond to your divorce petition within 30 days, you may file a request to enter a default along with a proposed judgment. It may also be allowed when a spouse can't be located for service. The court will set a hearing date and ask that you appear.
Do you have to wait 2 years to get divorced?
You do not have to wait two years to divorce if you can show the Court that your marriage has irretrievably broken down due to adultery or unreasonable behaviour, in which case you can divorce after one year.