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

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?

Lake Worth, FL -

Attorney Answers (4)

Genevieve Houle-Torres

Genevieve Houle-Torres

Family Law Attorney - Lutz, FL
Answered

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

Gregory Thomas Buckley

Gregory Thomas Buckley

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Gainesville, FL
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.

Brittney Cecilia Gutin

Brittney Cecilia Gutin

Divorce / Separation Lawyer
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
Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

Family Law Attorney - Largo, FL
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

Questions? An attorney can help.

Ask a Question
Free & anonymous.
Find a Lawyer
Free. No commitment.