Once the judge signs the divorce papers making it final, can the non-filing party still contest it?

I am in the process of getting divorced. I put an add in the paper and the judge is scheduled to sign the papers soon. I do not know where he is but he does not know about it.

Asked on September 6, 2018 under Family Law, Tennessee

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes. In such a case, the respondent (i.e. the non-filing party) is still given the opportunity to contest such a divorce, otherwise known as "divorce by publication". Typically, they have between 30-90 days, depending on the state. For further information you can check online or consult directly with a local divorce attoreny.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes. In such a case, the respondent (i.e. the non-filing party) is still given the opportunity to contest such a divorce, otherwise known as "divorce by publication". Typically, they have between 30-90 days, depending on the state. For further information you can check online or consult directly with a local divorce attoreny.


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