What Happens After My Petition Is Filed?
If your spouse is not in agreement, then he or she will be served papers by a sheriff or a private process server. After they get those papers, they have a certain amount of days to file a response. If they do not timely respond, then you are given a judgment by default, meaning, you can go into the court after a certain amount of time, and the judge will grant you a divorce. If your spouse does respond within the time limit, then there’s a court process that could take months or years.