What happens if someone refuses to sign divorce papers in Illinois?

What happens if someone refuses to sign divorce papers in Illinois?

When Refusal Turns into a Contested Divorce If the efforts of you and your attorney fail to produce a signature from your spouse, your divorce may be entered as "contested," and a hearing to establish the reason for refusal must occur. If your spouse does not show for the hearing, you are given a divorce by default.

Can my spouse stop me from getting a divorce?

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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.

Can a spouse file for divorce in another state?

You can file for divorce in a state other than the state in which you are married, as long as you meet residency requirements. If you do not meet the residency requirements for the state in which you are attempting to file for divorce, your divorce complaint can be rejected.

What if my spouse filed for divorce first?

If you file first, you control when the divorce gets filed. You can decide to cancel the divorce, as long as she hasn't filed a response. You have until your spouse files an answer to your complaint to cancel the divorce. By filing first you are the plaintiff and she will be the defendant.