I'm asking on behalf of family, my family member believes in sovereign citizenship and believes not giving any written consent will prevent trial.
"Does not signing any paperwork prevent you from going to trial?" No, of course not. While the "sovereign citizen" movement does exist, it is based upon the wholly false belief that one is not subject to the laws of the US unless one expressly consents. Live in the US, and you are subject to its laws. Break them and you can become involved in the legal system Commit a crime and you can be charged, tried, convicted, fined and imprisoned. Breach a contract or commit a tort and you can be sued, tried, and a money judgment entered.
Because this is not an international law issue as labeled, the category has been corrected.
Nope. And if your family goes to court and tries to tell the court it has no jurisdiction (I've seen this aplenty, with people pointing out the fringe on the flag and claiming it's a court of admiralty, and other such nonsense), they'll find out pretty quick how wrong they are. Telling the court it has no jurisdiction is like telling a tiger you don't taste very good. You're going get eaten up.
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