uncontested divorce finalization

my uncontested divorce papers have been filed and responded to. What is my next step to find out when my divorce is final? There is no hearing date scheduled. What do I do next?

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Family Law, Arizona

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

These are the usual steps you need to take (but I don't know your specific situation): (1) file an Application for Default; (2) set a hearing date, if it is required in your county; (3) observe a 60-day waiting period; and (4) either appear for a court hearing or use a mail-in procedure.

Certain conditions must be met in order to use the mail-in procedure (i.e. no minor children involved; neither party owns property, etc.).

You need to check with your county court to find out if it requires you to set a hearing date or if you qualify for the mail-in procedure.

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

These are the usual steps you need to take (but I don't know your specific situation): (1) file an Application for Default; (2) set a hearing date, if it is required in your county; (3) observe a 60-day waiting period; and (4) either appear for a court hearing or use a mail-in procedure.

Certain conditions must be met in order to use the mail-in procedure (i.e. no minor children involved; neither party owns property, etc.).

You need to check with your county court to find out if it requires you to set a hearing date or if you qualify for the mail-in procedure.


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