Can my husband get a divorce without my agreement?

My husband wants to get a divorce and it’s not something I want to do. He said that even if I don’t sign the papers, it will become official after 6 months since the day he’s going to file it. Is that what the law is like?

Asked on February 29, 2016 under Family Law, Hawaii

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you sign the papers, your husband can obtain a divorce. In other words, the divorce can still move forward; it is called a "divorce by default". Here is a link to a site that will explain further: https://family-law.freeadvice.com/family-law/divorce_law/spouse-refuses-to-sign-divorce-papers.htm


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