August 23, 2017

My pre trial divorce date is Nov 8th. What will happen when he doesn’t show up. He just doesn’t care and wont deal with it.

Additional Information:

We have been separated for 5 years. We have no children, no assets and we decided on all the personal property when we separated.

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

If he does not show up and the issues are as simple as you say then the Court could divorce you on that day. You will notice on the pre-trial order it says that the case may be ordered to immediate trial on that day. Often times when there are no issues and/or one party does not appear the Court will enter a judgment of divorce on the pre-trial. The court would ask you a few simple questions and mail you the judgment. You should come to court with your financial statement prepared and tell the judge you would like to get divorced that day if possible. Good luck.

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