How soon is a divorce final?
When Is a Divorce Final? Your divorce is final on the day the court signs the divorce decree. You normally will receive it a few days later, since it is sent to your attorney, who will then send you a copy. You are legally divorced as of the date the decree is signed.
Are you divorced when you sign the papers?
Divorce is a multi-step process. Next, you and your attorney must the file the proper papers with the court and have the spouse sign the documents to make the divorce official. But even when divorce papers are signed, there is still more you must do to ensure all issues of legality and finances are resolved.
What happens if the other spouse doesn’t sign divorce papers?
Your spouse does not have to sign anything. Even if your spouse refuses to sign any documents, the court can grant a divorce order. But you must prove your spouse was served according to the rules.
Can I refuse to divorce my wife?
If your spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers and give consent, you must prove the breakdown of the marriage, such as adultery or physical/mental cruelty. If you can show evidence of this when the court hears your divorce application, then you may be granted a divorce.