A person who receives divorce papers has 20 days to file an "answer," which is a statement that informs the court about his decision regarding the divorce, according to LawHelp.org. He must answer as to whether he agrees... More »

A divorce can be finalized even if one spouse does not sign the divorce papers, according to Legal Zoom. Each state has specific laws and requirements for divorce. More »

Generally, if a joint petition for divorce has been filed then both spouses must sign the paperwork, according to LegalZoom. If one spouse refuses to sign, or is not available to sign, the party that filed the joint peti... More »

According to Indiana Legal Services, someone who has filed for divorce in Indiana must wait for at least 60 days before the court finalizes the divorce. If the divorce case is complex, or the court's schedule is busy, fi... More »

The filing spouse must first meet the Texas residency requirements and have a legally acceptable reason to file for divorce before filing divorce papers, according to WomensLaw.org. Copies of the filing are then sent to ... More »

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A divorce can be finalized even if one spouse does not sign the divorce papers, according to Legal Zoom. Each state has specific laws and requirements for divorce. More »

Should a spouse refuse to sign divorce papers, it is still possible to proceed with the divorce by filing legal paperwork as a single petitioner. According to LegalZoom, a spouse's signature is only necessary if both par... More »