Without knowing more details, it's difficult to answer your question - I can't tell what grounds are alleged to support a divorce action or what the situation is. Without knowing that, no one can say whether the attorney is doing a good job or not. In any event, if there were grounds alleged for the divorce the case can be set for trial and moved forward. As a practical matter, the wife will be able to get time to get her own attorney and fight the divorce. Having a divorce case pending since November of last year does not sound all that unusual. If your friend does not understand what's going on with his case, he should sit down with his attorney for a full discussion about what's going on and why it's proceeding the way it is.
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I agree with Mr. Davis's response. By saying that the wife "refuses to sign" indicates to me that he is attempting to get her to agree to an irreconcilable differences (i.e. "no fault") divorce. If she doesn't agree, and if husband does not have fault grounds for divorce that he can prove, there may be nothing the attorney can do for the husband.
The husband needs to contact his lawyer, schedule an appointment, and find out what his other alternatives are.
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If you have served someone with "Irreconcilable Differences" divorce papers, then they have no obligation to sign them. A divorce based upon Irreconcilable Differences must be agreed to by both parties. If you have served her with "Fault Based" papers, she is not required to file an answer, but must show up at the time and date set for the hearing and defend herself, or you will be able to obtain a divorce by testifying and having a cooberating witness to testify as well.Ask a similar question
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