Spouses Response To Absolute Divorce Summons


#1

We have been seperate for a year. I plan to file paperwork for absolute divorce.
I understand she has 30 days to respond.

If she does not respond either way in 30 days or more am I granted the divorce
by default?

Can she contest the divorce and force us to some trial procedure then?

Thanks!


#2

If she does not respond you will proceed with setting a date for hearing (divorces are not granted by default).

She cannot contest the divorce, and it will go through whether or not she wants to be divorced.


#3

What is purpose or need for a hearing if my filing for absolute divorce
will be granted anyway regardless of her response or no response from her?


#4

The court must hear evidence before entering the judgment.