How long do you have to respond to divorce papers in Pennsylvania?
The Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure require both parties to wait ninety (90) days from the service of the Complaint before filing the consent forms. You must wait ninety (90) calendar days from the date Notice to Defend and Divorce Complaint is served (see Step Two).
How long does a divorce take in PA if one party doesn’t agree?
There is a 90-day minimum waiting period, and then if they still both agree, the divorce can be finalized.
What happens when you don’t respond to divorce papers?
The responding spouse needs to file an answer with the court within the deadline. When a spouse doesn't respond to a divorce petition, the person who failed to file the answer to the court will lose his or her rights to make arguments about property division, support, and child custody.
What happens after a response is filed in a divorce?
Brette's Answer: After you file it, you will likely have a court appearance where the judge will encourage some settlement talks. Discovery happens. If there is no settlement, you move toward a trial. What if I don't respond to the divorce petition?