Waiver of Response Time, etc


#1

My STBX and I have no children together, no debt to argue about, no alimony, no property disagreement. I have decided to do this divorce thing on my own since it seemed so simple. She didn’t get served until Dec 23rd. I am deploying overseas on Jan 21st. She signed a waiver of response time, acceptance of service, etc, but when I took it to the court, the clerk seemed very confused, kept insisting that I can’t get a court date until the 30 day time limit has elapsed. I went ahead and scheduled a court date on Jan 19th, as the next day I have to leave to report in on time. The waiver is in my case file, along with the complaint, etc. Obviously, I can’t be in court after that date. Will the judge be able to deny my divorce based on the 30 day limitation? Will he/she listen if I explain the deployment issue? If not, what can I do to make this divorce happen in time for my deployment?

Thanks for any response and advice.


#2

The judge will not deny the divorce so long as your ex has waived time to respond further and that waiver is notarized and filed with the court.