My wife served me with divorce papers recently. I still have hope we can fix our marriage but shes determined to divorce. I want to fight the divorce and work things out. I need options and advice on paperwork and these matters on what to do.
Your wife does not need your consent to get a divorce. Theoretically, you can fight the divorce and argue that she has failed to prove that your marriage is irretrievably broken and that there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation. However, the fact is that if she wants a divorce, she will get a divorce. If you want to stop the divorce, forget about court. You will have to convince your wife.
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No, you cannot prevent your wife from divorcing you. Contesting the divorce case will not be productive. It will cost you both a lot of money and you will still end up divorced. The only things you can really argue about in the divorce case are distribution of property, custody, and support - not whether to grant the divorce. Your wife's own subjective assertion that the marriage is irretrievably broken is adequate to support the petition. After all, a marriage can only be successful if BOTH spouses want it to be.
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