What happens if my husband ignores the divorce papers?
When one spouse in California files a petition for divorce, the other spouse must be formally served with papers. 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 if my husband won’t divorce me?
If your spouse won't engage in your divorce, then your only option for ending your marriage will have to be to go to court. Mediation will be a waste of time because your spouse won't participate. Once you get a lawyer onboard, you are going to have to file for divorce and have your husband served with divorce papers.
What do you do when one spouse wants a divorce and the other doesn t?
If your husband says he wants a divorce, don't say anything. Just listen. The next thing you should do is find yourself a good lawyer. Most of this advice is designed to persuade the person who wants to fight for the marriage to, instead, get on board with the divorce.