In answer to your question, yes, there is such a thing as default divorce. Here is a link to learn more: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1233.htm. Good luck.
Yes there is. To start you must have served your husband, and assuming he has not responded in court for over 30 days, you can proceed to obtain a judgment by default. This can be a difficult process as there are a number of forms needed and requirements in connection with what you have to have served on your husband and you have to file in support of your proposed judgement.
My colleagues are correct, you can obtain a judgment of divorce by default. I understand that it may be frustrating that you paid a paralegal to attempt this for you. It would be prudent to consult with a local family law attorney to complete the process. You can locate an attorney by contacting the local bar association or by using the Avvo Find a Lawyer tool. Good luck.
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You got exactly what you should have anticipated, $750 worth of paralegal advice. It sounds as if the paperwork was prepared and sent to your husband for his acknowledgment and receipt and he never acknowledged by receipt and no further action was taken. If he was never personally served or served by publication and he’s never received notice of a Dissolution action you do not have the ability to default him or take a Judgment against him anyway whatsoever. You will need legal counsel to step in and take appropriate action.
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