Spouse signed answer and waiver for uncontested divorce but the court still sent her a notice of hearing in Florida?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Lake Worth, FL

filed an uncontested divorce with answer and waiver here in palm beach because spouse doesn't want to show up to court, we both have agreed on everything. Today we got the notice of hearing but she was also sent a copy does that mean we both still have to show up to court?

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Genevieve Houle-Torres

    Contributor Level 6


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . If the Answer and Waiver form your Wife signed waives her appearance at the Final Hearing, then no.

  2. Gregory Thomas Buckley


    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . She does not have to appear. Most courts will send a Notice to both parties regardless of whether a waiver wa ssigned or not.

  3. Brittney Cecilia Gutin

    Contributor Level 11


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . No, only one party needs to attend a Final Judgment hearing to finalize the divorce.

    Contact through this site alone does not establish a client lawyer relationship. This information is not to be... more
  4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . I agree-only one has to show up at hearing.

    The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of... more
Avvo instant logo@2x

Need an answer to your questions within 15 minutes?

  • 30-minute phone call
  • Ask any questions
  • $99 flat fee
  • Money-back guarantee
Talk to an attorney now

Can't find what you're looking for?

Ask span5@2x

Ask a question on our public forum.

Ask a lawyer
Instant span6@2x

Have an attorney contact you privately.

Right now.

Icon lock@2x
Secure conversation. Your details remain between you and your attorney.
Icon clock@2x
Get an answer guaranteed. Be assured that a lawyer will contact you to help with your legal issue.
Start your session now