My husband wanted a divorce so I moved to another state to get away from the abuse. I had the papers drawn up. We share no property and we have no children. Now hes giving me every excuse in the book to not sign.
If you have been separated for at least one year (or two years if separated before December of 2016) you must first file and serve a 3301(d) affidavit on your husband together with a blank 3301(d) counter affidavit. You then wait 20 days. If he has not filed any economic clams or contested entry of the divorce decree in his counteraffidavit you then serve on him a notice of your intention to request a divorce decree. If he still files nothing and another 20 days passes you can file a praecipe to transmit the record and a divorce decree will be issued. If he does file a counter affidavit or economic claims then you will then need to file a petition for appointment of a divorce master to determine grounds for divorce If not yet established or to decide economic claims if they have been filed. You should seek an appointment with an experienced family law attorney to help you finalize this divorce.
The above answer is intended solely for general informational purposes and does not create an attorney client relationship. You should consult with an experienced attorney regarding all of the details of your particular situation before taking action.
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