What can I do if my ex-wife filed for divorce but now refuses to file for final judgement?

I was a month late with my response for divorce because I did not understand the rules regarding them. I have since filed all the paperwork that the court needed from me. Now the court is telling me that my ex-wife needs to file for final judgement and she refuses to do so. It has been 2 years now.

Asked on July 1, 2012 under Family Law, Tennessee

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suspect from what you have written is that assuming you and your former spouse have signed a marital settlement agreement diving your assets and liabilities, then all that needs to be done is to have a proposed judgment prepared referencing the settlement agreement for your marriage.

If the settlement agreement is not yet filed with the court, you should do so and once done submit a proposed judgment to the court with reference to the marital settlement agreement since your former spouse will not do so. I suggest that you may want to consult with a family law attorney to assist you in this endeavor.


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