A judge granted divorce, joint custody & I have physical custody, but he refuses to sign, so how can I get divorce finalized?

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A judge granted divorce, joint custody & I have physical custody, but he refuses to sign, so how can I get divorce finalized?

Judgement granted 5 or 6 yrs. ago, child lived w/me, he’s illegally filed 4 support, won’t sign divorce papers & state is suing me 4 child support. I’m disabled w/no income,child is 19 & living independently, but he still gets support from state illegally. He’s a repeat DUI offender & abuses drugs, but never served time 4 offenses.We haven’t lived together for 8 yrs.

Asked on May 31, 2009 under Family Law, Mississippi

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You need a good lawyer to get all of this straightened out.  One place to look for an attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com  Or, there should be a program that will provide you some help finding a public service lawyer.  Be persistent, don't give up, because there's too much going on here to try and handle on your own.

I'm not a Mississippi attorney, and there are some variations in the law from one state to the next.  And without all the facts, everything that's happened, the paperwork and the rest of it, there's no way to give you reliable advice about what to do next.


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