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.
What happens if one spouse doesn’t want a divorce?
Uncontested Divorce If you properly served the divorce petition and your spouse filed an uncontested response, but won't sign off on the final divorce papers, courts in some states may allow the case to proceed as though it's uncontested. You may wait to be assigned a court appearance date.
What is considered abandonment in a marriage in Texas?
Abandonment requires that one spouse has “left the complaining spouse with the intention of abandonment; and remained away for at least one year.” Felony conviction requires that the other spouse be imprisoned for a year.
Is it better to divorce than stay in an unhappy marriage?
A 2002 study found that two-thirds of unhappy adults who stayed together were happy five years later. They also found that those who divorced were no happier, on average, than those who stayed together. In other words, most people who are unhappily married—or cohabiting—end up happy if they stick at it.