My husband filed for divorce several months ago. I answered. That is the last thing I have heard. Does the filing expire?
Divorce filings cannot "expire" per se. If an action is filed, it can theoretically remain docketed for the lifetime of the petitioner or respondent if a party does not actively seek to pursue it. However, the Court of the District Clerk keeps tabs on actions and will dismiss an action for failure to prosecute -- actively pursue -- the lawsuit. Notice of a pending dismissal is sent out and usually gives the parties 30 days to resolve the matter or demonstrate to the court good cause for why no action has been taken.
In the 26th Judicial District, which is what Haskell County is part of, the Clerk of the District Court usually sends out dismissal notices for lack of prosecution after six months of inactivity. If you haven't had any movement in your divorce in the past two or three months, you likely still have a fair bit of time before dismissal for lack of prosecution becomes a concern.
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