Can you get a divorce without the other person signing in Canada?

Can you get a divorce without the other person signing in Canada?

In such cases, it may be difficult to get that spouse's consent to a divorce. However, under Canadian law, you do not need your spouse's consent to get a divorce (although it usually makes it a lot simpler). There are also very few ways your spouse can block you getting a divorce.

What happens if one person doesn’t want a 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 Ohio?

Abandonment as a Divorce Ground. Ohio's statutes call abandonment a “willful absence.” To qualify as grounds for divorce, your spouse must leave you against your wishes. If you agree to separate for a while, it's not abandonment. He must also remain away continuously for at least a year.

What do you do when your spouse doesn’t want to sign divorce papers?

When a spouse refuses to sign divorce papers, the spouse seeking a divorce will need to obtain what is called a contested divorce. To file a contested divorce, the party who wishes to obtain the divorce must file a petition in the family court in their jurisdiction.