My ex and I have been separated for almost a year and he refuses to sing the divorce papers. I have served him twice since June of 2018.
You will need to get divorced, not just separated. You need to get a default judgment. "The official name of your divorce document is Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment and Judgment and Decree. Once this document has been signed by a Judge and is "entered" by court administration, your divorce is considered final." http://mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Divorce.aspx
Robert D. Kane, Jr. Esq. Licensed in CALIFORNIA (based in City of Orange, Orange County;) and MINNESOTA (based in Eagan, Dakota County.) State and Federal Courts My answers are for general information only and not legal advice. My answers should not be relied on as specific legal advice. Much more information would most likely be needed for a legal opinion. My answers are based on Minnesota or California law as appropriate. I am only licensed in California and Minnesota. I provide legal advice and counsel during the course of an attorney-client relationship only. This relationship is established by a written agreement and a retainer (unless otherwise agreed upon.)
The short answer is "NEVER" if you're not divorced; in MN, remarrying prior to divorce represents "bigamy" and can be charged a felony (Minn. Stat. 609.355).
If you need help getting divorce (and you may qualify for default judgment, depending on how your ex was served and whether service was proper), contact an experienced family law attorney to matters going or for a free consultation.
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