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Carrollton, TX |

My husband filed for divorce to force me to return back to him, I filed response and counter-petition, I also set for hearing. He has sent message to me that he never show up in the court. if he will not show up in the court, as he filed first, what will happen? will court issue divorce? or will I still need his signature that divorce will be finalized? if he will not sign final decree, and claim that he is not agree with that, what will happen?

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You can't file for divorce to force someone to return to him - and you filing papers pro se clearly isn't a good idea, since you don't know appropriate procedure.

Consult a local divorce attorney and come up with a strategy that will work to achieve your goals.

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Set a trial date, show up with a final decree of divorce and prove it up in front of the court. Demonstrate you proved proper service and notice of this hearing.

I'd recommend at least consulting a local attorney to discuss your options.

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then if he will not sign the final decree, the divorce will not be finalized?

Mark Anthony Cohan

Mark Anthony Cohan

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No, you can still finalize it, you have to have a trial.

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You can proceed on your counter petition. Hire a local lawyer.