If my husband filed for divorce but now says that he will not go to the preliminary hearing, what will happen at that hearing if he doesn’t show up?

Asked on October 1, 2015 under Family Law, Michigan

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If your husband does not appear at the hearing, the court will most likely rule against him.  The ruling will be in your favor.  
It is also possible that the court might dismiss the case without prejudice.  Without prejudice means the case can be reinstated in the future.


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