Question on divorce for an attorney

no you don’t have to show up for divorce.

Dear lili:

Greetings. No, you do not have to appear in court if you don’t want to. I would ask in writing to see the divorce order before he takes it to court. The divorce will be final on the courtdate when the court signs the same.

You can go to court though and get a certified copy of the order so that you can take it wherever you need to. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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My husband and I have been seperated for 3 years. Legal seperation papers were previously done in May of this year and all martial assets were divided then. Both are satisfied with the divison. Divorce papers were served on me last week. Do I have to appear in court on the said date? Do I have to have a lawyer? Will the divorce be final in 30 days or 1 year?