My wife filed for divorce in the State of Texas. I signed all the necessary documents and returned them to the court. The divorce was uncontested and agreed upon by both myself and her. Now, the last stage of the divorce was for my wife to appear in court and finalize the divorce decree and then have it recorded. However, she missed the court date when she was supposed to appear before the judge because she is having second doubts about the getting a divorce. Is there anything that I can do to finalize the divorce?
Hire an attorney, file a counterpetition, set the case for trial.
Ms. Laster practices in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant Coun
If everything was signed, why didn't you prove it up? You need a lawyer to advise you specifically.
This answer DOES NOT establish an attorney-client relationship. This answer is based on the limited information provided and is not intended to be conclusive advice. There are likely other factors that might influence or change the advice after a more lengthy consultation.
If you have a copy of the signed final documents, you can make the court appearance yourself and finalize it. I would have an attorney look at your documents and make sure you have everything that is required, especially if your wife did not have an attorney either. Good luck!
file a counter-petition for divorce. Serve your wife by certified mail. Schedule a hearing date. Notify your wife. Show up and see what happens
I am not intending this to be legal advice, because I don't know the particulars of your situation. Call me if you would like to discuss this or other isues.
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