Often, and especially when one spouse decides on divorce before the other feels ready, a spouse will try to impede the action by not signing the divorce papers or however they can.
But don’t worry, if your spouse won’t sign the divorce papers, it doesn’t mean you have to stay married.
What To Expect If Your Spouse Refuses To Sign The Divorce Papers
New York imposes time limits for each part of a divorce, so you’re required to serve your spouse with your complaint within a given time frame, and then they have a window in which to respond, and so on.
If your spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers, you can move forward anyway, and ultimately the court will grant your divorce.
The process may take a little longer, but with a non-responsive spouse, you at least have the advantage of not having to work through every minor issue in excruciating detail.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help guide your divorce in Queens even when your spouse won’t sign the divorce papers.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with a Queens divorce lawyer experienced with spouse’s not signing divorce papers.