What happens at an uncontested divorce hearing?
An uncontested divorce hearing typically takes about 20 minutes. The judge will sign a written divorce decree, also called a divorce order or "Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Judgment of Absolute Divorce." Some judges will give you a copy of the signed divorce order before you leave.
What if my spouse filed for divorce first?
If you file first, you control when the divorce gets filed. You can decide to cancel the divorce, as long as she hasn't filed a response. You have until your spouse files an answer to your complaint to cancel the divorce. By filing first you are the plaintiff and she will be the defendant.
Is it better to be the plaintiff or defendant in a divorce?
There is one advantage to being the one to file the divorce. The person who files the divorce, under the code of civil procedure, is called the plaintiff and the other party is called the defendant. Another advantage to being a plaintiff is the way a non-suit is handled under the code of civil procedure.
Can both parties use the same solicitor in a divorce?
The short answer is that one solicitor representing two clients is not possible. Just because each party has a different solicitor doesn't mean that you will end up in court. Two solicitors need not mean an acrimonious divorce. You simply have to choose the right solicitor for you.