my husband left 15 years ago and won’t divorce can i file abandment and get divorce without him signing papers

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my husband left 15 years ago and won’t divorce can i file abandment and get divorce without him signing papers

he left 15 years ago and had affairs he won’t sign divorce papers can I get a divorce without him signing the papers and is abandment the way to do

Asked on November 6, 2017 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can get a divorce even if your husband doesn't want to. What you'll need to do is to serve a divorce complaint on him. Once he is served, he will have a period of time in which to "answer" the complaint. If he fails to do so within the required period (it depends on state law), you can proceed with a "default divorce". This is a divorce that is granted in the absence of one of the parties (e.g. when someone will not sign the papers) and it is generally granted on the terms requested by the filing party (i.e. you).

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can get a divorce even if your husband doesn't want to. What you'll need to do is to serve a divorce complaint on him. Once he is served, he will have a period of time in which to "answer" the complaint. If he fails to do so within the required period (it depends on state law), you can proceed with a "default divorce". This is a divorce that is granted in the absence of one of the parties (e.g. when someone will not sign the papers) and it is generally granted on the terms requested by the filing party (i.e. you)


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