What happens if my spouse does not show up for divorce court?
In the majority of cases, one spouse’s nonappearance at court could result in the judge refusing to hear a divorce case. In cases where your spouse fails to appear to a divorce hearing and there is not a good reason for it, you may ask the Court to award you attorney fees or pay for the time you missed at work.
Can you reopen a dismissed divorce case?
Generally, in most states you can re-file a divorce if you pay a new filing fee. If your case was not a divorce but a contested family motion, then you can generally re-file from a voluntary dismissal unless you dismissed it with prejudice. Motions that are dismissed with prejudice cannot be re-filed.
What does not disposed mean in a divorce case?
There are two main types of Divorce Statuses: Active (which means that the case is still pending) and Disposed (which means that the divorce has been finalized or dismissed). This usually means that the divorce has been finalized (i.e. the Judgment of Dissolution has been signed by a judge).