If one spouse fails to respond to a divorce petition filed by the other within the time proscribed by law – or misses a court hearing – that spouse is in default.
A default divorce can be a simple way to end a marriage, but it does carry some serious risks. Contact The Law Office of Morgan Smith of Nashville today to protect your rights during your divorce.
If your spouse does not file an answer to your complaint, and does not appear in court, you may seek a default judgment in which the court will grant your divorce and typically award you with what you have requested in your complaint.
Engage a reputable attorney for advice about defaulting on a divorce, including:
The timeline to overturn a default divorce judgment against you
Understanding the rights you give up by defaulting
Protection against failing to serve paperwork in a timely manner
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