What if my spouse is served with the divorce but does not answer?

If your spouse is served with a divorce and does not answer following the period of twenty days from the date of service, you can obtain a default judgment against that individual. That means that you can get the relief that you are requesting in the petition for dissolution of marriage provided you can provide sufficient proof.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.