Sometimes, when a spouse files for
divorce, their husband or wife ignore the divorce complaint. Meaning, they do
nothing. Why would someone do nothing? There are different reasons: The
individual may not want a divorce, or they may be so busy working, they
don’t want to take the time to address it. Or, they may be overwhelmed
by the thought of divorce and just can’t deal with it emotionally...this
kind of stuff happens.
So, what happens if you ignore your spouse’s divorce complaint? Will
it delay the proceeding? Will it stop the divorce dead in its tracks?
Will it give your spouse time, so they might come around and change their
mind? Or, could it lead to a default divorce?
Divorces Are Lawsuits
Simply put, divorces are lawsuits. They are just like any other legal proceeding.
If your spouse files a divorce complaint in court and it’s served
upon you, and you fail to respond, the divorce could go on without you.
It could proceed without you being represented by an attorney, and you’d
have no way to protect your legal rights.
If you have been served a divorce complaint, you should contact a divorce
lawyer immediately. If you’re concerned that you can’t afford
an attorney, our advice is to contact us at Cairns Law Offices because
we offer cheap,
no-fault divorces for just $219. However, we only handle no-fault divorces.
If you expect that your spouse is going to fight you over
property division or
child custody, unfortunately, we cannot represent you. The only way we’re able
to keep our services so low is by handling amicable, no-fault divorces.
Now, that doesn’t mean you have to agree on everything from the
start, it just means you're both willing to work together until you
reach a fair divorce settlement.
Ethical Challenges in Dating During Divorce
To learn more about our cheap, no-fault divorces throughout Pennsylvania,
contact us at Cairns Law Offices.