If you don't show up for the divorce proceedings when the case is set on the docket, the case will likely be dismissed for want of prosecution. Then you'll either have to timely file a motion to reinstate or start all over again.
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.
As Mr. Moore stated, it will be dismissed if you don't show up. However, if the other side has a CounterPetition on file, they can go forward on that and get a default judgment you probably would not like.
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If you have a scheduled trial date and you do not appear in Court your case could be dismissed by the Court for want of prosecution. However, if you do not appear and your spouse does then your spouse may be able to proceed to finalize the divorce if they have filed a counterpetition for divorce. In some circumstances the Court may consider rescheduling the trial date. You really should consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area to determine the best way for you to move forward with your case.
If the other side answers and file a counterclaim, then the case could be defaulted against you, but notice of trial would have to be given. Best to non-suite case if you do not want to go forward.
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