What happens when you file for divorce but the other party decides to not sign?

I recently filed my own divorce papers. My wife said she would sign but now has decided she will not. She was supposed to sign a waiver and we had agreed to what was on the decree. There’s no children involved and no property. She agreed to keep what she had and I agreed to keep what I had; we were only married for 4 months when I filed.

Asked on February 17, 2016 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can obtain a divorce whether or not your wife signs the papers. It would be easier if she did but the divorce can still move forward. The fact is that after ony suh a short marriage and lack of joint assets, things should proceed rather smoothly.
Here is a link to a site that will explain further: https://family-law.freeadvice.com/family-law/divorce_law/spouse-refuses-to-sign-divorce-papers.htm


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