What happens if spouse does not respond to divorce papers California? If you don’t file a Response within 30 days of getting these papers, your spouse can ask the court to decide the case without your input. This is called a default. The court could end your relationship or make orders about your property or the custody of your children without your input.
How long after filing for divorce is it final in California? By law, the divorce can’t be final for at least 6 months (called a waiting period).
How long after being served divorce papers do you have to respond California? The spouse who is served with divorce papers has the opportunity to respond. In California, the respondent will have 30 days from the date of service to file a response with the court.
What happens after divorce notice is served? The notice is duly signed by the lawyer. It is then either sent via registered post or speed post or courier, and the acknowledgment is retained. A copy of the said notice is retained by the lawyer concerned. The expectation is that after the notice is received by the other party, they will reply back.