What can I do if my husband filled for our divorce 16 months ago but now refuses to make the final court date?

The county says I cannot make the court date because I am the defendant. How can I get this divorce finalized?

Asked on December 8, 2015 under Family Law, Illinois

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You need to counterpetition for divorce so that you can also become a plaintiff and thereby set a court date.  Land of Lincoln Legal Aid is only one of the resources you can tap into.  Call your local clerk and state bar to get a list of other resources available in your area including clinics to help you complete any necessary documents.


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