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What Happens if My Spouse Refuses to Sign Papers?

When it’s time for you and your spouse to part ways, it can be difficult for all involved to accept. This can be frustrating, particularly if your spouse is the one who doesn’t want to end the relationship and is doing everything possible to prevent the divorce from happening or make your life difficult. However, if your spouse refuses to sign papers, this doesn’t mean you are forced to stay married forever. The divorce process is designed to help you separate from your spouse and start a new chapter of your life.

If your spouse won’t agree to sign divorce papers, you will likely have to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage to ask to be divorced. As Florida is a no-fault state, only one party needs to claim the marriage is broken beyond repair. You can file a Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage without requiring your spouse’s signature, and you can enter a default after he or she fails to file a response. The court process will enable you to determine the outcome of the important matters in your case such as alimony, parental responsibility, custody, timesharing, child support, property division, responsibility for debts incurred during the marriage, and more. You and your spouse will participate in a mediation during the dissolution process and have the opportunity to have other hearings to help resolve the important issues in your case.

Contact Our Palm Harbor Divorce Attorneys Today

If you are in need of a Palm Harbor divorce lawyer who will go above and beyond in exceeding your expectations, look no further than K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. We are committed to offering our clients the very best we can, as your success and satisfaction are our ultimate goal. Allow us to be here for you in your time of need--you won’t regret having us advocate on your behalf.

Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm by calling (727) 939-6113.

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