wondering

Waterloo, Canada

#1 Dec 4, 2010
When my spouse won't sign divorce papers, what do I do? They are never home, don't help with housework, and never spend time with the kids.
curious

Detroit, MI

#2 Dec 4, 2010
how many kids
I dont know but

Hendersonville, TN

#3 Dec 4, 2010
Kick them out or move out and move on with your life. My grandfather( a long time ago) found a law on the books that said if you have not had sex with your souse in three years the judge must grant you divorce whether the spouse wants to sign or not. This is how he divorced my grandmother when she wouldn't sign.
babygurl

Hendersonville, TN

#4 Dec 4, 2010
I HAVE BEEN GOING THRU A DIVORCE FOR ALMOST 2 YRS NOW . EVERYTHING WAS AGREED ON AND PAPERS WERE SIGNED ALL HE HAS TO DO IS MAKE A COURT DATE AND GO SPEND 30 MINUTES OF HIS TIME, BUT CANT EVEN do that ,...beats all i have ever seen
girlie

Madison, TN

#5 Dec 4, 2010
ok really, how are you gonna prove that you havent had sex in 3 years......
Hey baby

Hendersonville, TN

#6 Dec 4, 2010
Se if you can't have him served with a summons to appear in court. I don't know if you can or not...I'm just spitballing here.
Better check it out

Smyrna, TN

#7 Dec 4, 2010
babygurl wrote:
I HAVE BEEN GOING THRU A DIVORCE FOR ALMOST 2 YRS NOW . EVERYTHING WAS AGREED ON AND PAPERS WERE SIGNED ALL HE HAS TO DO IS MAKE A COURT DATE AND GO SPEND 30 MINUTES OF HIS TIME, BUT CANT EVEN do that ,...beats all i have ever seen
You probably need to make sure your Marital Dissolution Agreement is still good. The statute provides that it is only valid for "x" amount of time....MAYBE 90 days....I don't remember off the top of my head. Assuming that there are no other complications, such as a void MDA, you can take the initiative to get the matter set.

Who the heck is his attorney? Must be a CLOWN to allow something that is settled linger for years! Just sayin'.........

Good luck.
Better check it out

Smyrna, TN

#8 Dec 4, 2010
Babygurl:

Following up on my previous post: It MIGHT be that the statutory amount of time is 120 days for the Marital Dissolution Agreement to still be valid. I'm getting old and crazy and just don't remember......
I dont know but

Hendersonville, TN

#9 Dec 4, 2010
girlie wrote:
ok really, how are you gonna prove that you havent had sex in 3 years......
If you have been seperated for 3 years because a spouse won't sign and you have been living seperate you shouldn't have to prove it. You'll still have to get a lawyer. I'm not a lawyer...do some research. I'm just telling about an uncommon law on the books. Its how my grandfather got his divorce from my grandmother.
babygurl

Albemarle, NC

#10 Dec 4, 2010
Check it out.......thanks his lawyer is someone in joneborough ....my lawyer calls every week trying to find out something I guess we will try to get something done ourselves. It is rediculous I agree. Lol have a great weekend
babygurl

Waterloo, Canada

#11 Dec 4, 2010
I have been using the tagline "babygurl" forever but I wanted to also comment on this post. You can get a divorce without the other person signing. If they don't show up on court date you are granted the divorce after a waiting period and they are mailed the copies for their records.
truth

Smyrna, TN

#12 Dec 5, 2010
Ask your lawyer about running an ad in the local paper. I always thought after all efforts have been exhausted 2 find him you can go to court without him., my ex husband wasnt with me when i went in front of the judge unless they have changed things. surely your lawyer knows what 2 do unless you got russell mays. he is a joke i dont understand how he can even call himself a lawyer. he may be cheap but you get what ya pay 4.good luck
imsmarturnot

Mooresville, NC

#13 Dec 6, 2010
Ok the process is....he has 30 days 2 answer a complaint. If he doesn't show up 2 court. GOOD that means he's not contesting the divorce. U will get wat u want since he ain't there 2 argue. He has 2 b served tho so there can b a court date.
greystone girl

Fort Campbell, TN

#14 Dec 6, 2010
babygurl wrote:
I have been using the tagline "babygurl" forever but I wanted to also comment on this post. You can get a divorce without the other person signing. If they don't show up on court date you are granted the divorce after a waiting period and they are mailed the copies for their records.
This is true. I know a woman who went through this.
summon the som ma ma bech

AOL

#15 Dec 6, 2010
if he has been summoned and doesn't appear..you will get your divorce by default. I did..it was awesome.

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They Hatin'

#16 Dec 6, 2010
I've been through a divorce and after the papers were ordered on my ex , the court date was set and I just went in, signed , he didn't appear, and left.
been there done that

Nashville, TN

#17 Dec 6, 2010
Do you have a lawyer? If they are self prepared papers the court will not accept them unless you have someone sign a bond for you. But if you have lawyer and once the papers have been filed in court and there should be a file number on those papers and if he/she has been served, he/she has 30 days to submit and answer to your lawyer or hire a lawyer. If after 30 days he/she does not answer to the papers or hire their own attorney they are in default. You have the right to ask your attorney to get a court date have him served with that date and proceed on with the divorce. Now with that said, also depends on the age of the children. Tennessee State law requires you to go through mediation and parenting classes. Ask your lawyer if you have one. Hope this helps you in the right direction.
AUTHORITY

Kingsport, TN

#18 Dec 8, 2010
giving a house away!
GHS Balla Pop

Mount Juliet, TN

#19 Dec 8, 2010
hey there

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