I paid for a pro se divorce and filed my paperwork on 02/22/17. The Sheriff has been trying to serve her and she is purposely not opening the door. She doesn't work and is home all day. She specifically told me today that she isn't signing anything until she feels like it because she wants me to suffer. Her exact words. Can I use that in court to help get this process to go without her?
Speed up the process? You should be more concerned about getting the divorce at all. As to her refusal to sign anything - so what? NC is a no fault state. You don't need her permission, or consent or for her to 'sign anything' to divorce her. But you do need to get her properly served. If you can't get proper service via one of the proper methods - you aren't getting legally divorced. Simple as that You should have hired an attorney that knows what they are doing. If the sheriff returns your summons unversed - your options are likely to beg her to accept service or just bite the bullet and hire an attorney who can get her served whether she likes it or not.
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There are other methods of service besides Sheriff. Such as certified mail or even FedEx/UPS. Everyone loves a package! Then they open it up before realizing what it even is. And then there is nothing for them to sign, do, agree to, or consent to. You can proceed forward in the proper time frame, steps, and legal documents, if you in fact know what to do. But it may be best to hire an attorney at this point if she is still going to be prove difficult in terms of service.
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