I told my wife that I want a divorce and she said that she would never grant one. Is it true that if one spouse doesn’t want to sign the final papers that there is no divorce?
I’ve heard of this threat before. The thing about divorce is that it tends to bring out to the most vicious and wild knee-jerk reactions from people. If you think about it, it kind of makes sense, no matter how good or bad a marriage is, divorce represents a huge and often scary change for people. Threatening things like taking the beloved dog or not signing the papers is very War of the Roses (seriously, don’t watch that movie right now, it might scare the crap out of you) but in the end, threat or no threat, there are laws that help us figure the trickier parts of this out.
As for your question, I’m going to let my pal Amy tackle this one since divorce law is sort of her thing. Best of luck!
Here is what Amy had to say:
Good luck to you, Robert!