How long do you have to sign a divorce decree?

How long do you have to sign a divorce decree?

You need to wait at least 30 days after service on your spouse. Some people are annoyed by this, but it's the law. However, if you are headed toward a contested divorce, then you are looking at probably a year or more before you can get divorced. This is a very long wait.

Do you have to sign divorce papers when served?

What do I do after I have served the papers on my spouse? You must be file written proof of service, signed by the person who served the papers. Read the section on Filing Proof of Service in a Divorce Case to find out what to do next.

What happens when someone 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.