As the Defendant in the Divorce how Can I Get the Divorce Process Moving?

As the Defendant in the Divorce how Can I Get the Divorce Process Moving?

Question:

My spouse filed for divorce in April 2014 based off 1 year separation with separation agreement. I wasn’t served until July 3 after notifying the court I haven’t been served. I responded with an answer July 22 2014. Now my spouse is purposely stalling the divorce so she doesn’t have to pay for health insurance and purposely changed phone number and address and can’t be contacted now. The divorce is totally uncontested nothing to fight over. We have a separation agreement in place. Also due to her filing pro se the divorce wasn’t filed in incorrect order. As the defendant in this case what can I do to get this divorce finalized or what can I expect from an attorney in this case?

Answer:

To get the case moving, you should request a Pre-trial Conference. To do this, you file what is essentially a Motion entitled “Request for Pretrial Conference.” You must have financial statements on file with the Court. If not, you must send a completed financial statement in with your Request for a Pretrial.¬† The Court will then schedule a Pretrial Conference on that date.

This legal question was provided by Avvo and answered by Cynthia Hanley an experienced Mansfield, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer.  This does not consent an attorney client relationship.