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 »

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 »

Divorce decrees are kept on file by the County Clerk's office where the divorce took place and can be requested by any of the involved parties or their authorized representatives. If the record is no longer there, it can... More » Government & Politics Law

Divorce papers are served on the other party in California in the same manner as other paperwork related to a court case, according to California Courts. Papers requiring service of process must be given to the other par... More » Government & Politics Law

To stop a divorce once the legal papers have been filed, the couple must both agree to stop it and file a request to withdraw the petition for divorce, according to Legal Match. The courts may require the couple to atten... More » Government & Politics Law

LegalZoom states that a petition to probate an estate can normally be filed with a standard form provided by the probate court. These standardized forms typically contain places to list the name of the executor, the dece... More » Government & Politics Law

The rights of a trust beneficiary include obtaining copies of accounting paperwork; receiving payments outlined in the trust; bringing action on behalf of the trust; and closing out the trust, according to Anna Assad for... More » Government & Politics Law