What if spouse refuses to get a divorce?
State and local rules may vary, but generally, if your spouse failed to respond to your divorce petition within 30 days, you may file a request to enter a default along with a proposed judgment. It may also be allowed when a spouse can’t be located for service. The court will set a hearing date and ask that you appear.
Can I divorce my husband without his consent?
Applying for a divorce can be a difficult decision to make, especially if you’re not sure your partner will sign your petition. Crucially though, you do not need your partner’s consent to get a divorce. Although it may be a long process if your partner doesn’t comply, they will not be able to stop you indefinitely.
Does divorce need to be mutual?
Under Section 13B(1), a divorce petition can be moved by a couple following a judicial separation of one year. Both husband and wife can apply for the divorce by mutual consent. Contested Divorce or divorce without mutual consent is filed without the prior approval of either of the spouse (husband or wife).
How do I know if my husband divorced me?
Contact your local courthouse.
- Most courthouses have a public records computer terminal. You can search by your name or the name of your spouse. Check them carefully and get the right file.
- Ask the court clerk’s office for help. The counter clerk can look records up for you and confirm whether a divorce has been filed.
How do I check if I’m married?
Verifying your marital status You can also sms the letter M followed by your ID number (example: M to 32551 A reply sms will be sent back to your cellphone to confirm your marital status and the date of your marriage.
Can you keep a divorce private?
Unless you can show a compelling need to keep your divorce filings private, a judge will usually side with the public’s right to information. This means you’ll have to show exigent or unusual circumstances that justify keeping your divorce confidential.
Can I hide my previous marriage?
According to most state and country laws, it is illegal to lie when you are filling out your marriage license application. Withholding information about how many times you were previously married or how old you are is generally considered immaterial to your marriage.