August 19, 2017

In the state of mass do I have to show up in court for my divorce if it’s a simple divorce

Additional Information:

Neither party is fighting for any property etc

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Yes, even in a simple uncontested divorce you are generally required to appear before the Court so the Judge can ensure that you have read the agreement, understand it and signed it voluntarily and also made an accurate and complete disclosure of all of your assets, debts expenses and income on your financial statement. If you have a very good reason, like you are out of state and have no way to get back for the hearing or some other good reason you could file a motion to waive your appearance at the hearing with an affidavit signed under the pains and penalties of perjury detailing why you cannot be at the hearing. Otherwise the hearing should only last a few minutes and be very straight forward.

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