As a dedicated Saratoga Divorce Lawyer, I am often asked if you will become owner of all the marital assets if your spouse does not respond to a divorce judgement.
- If a spouse does not respond to a divorce action, a default judgment of divorce will be entered.
- That does not necessarily mean that the spouse who filed for divorce will retain all of the marital assets.
- If spouses have been separated for a period of years, the filing party doesn’t know where the other spouse is, and the parties have lived separate economic lives, the filing party may retain most or all of those assets.
- If the spouses have been married for a number of years, but the served spouse simply hasn’t responded, the court may order certain assets, such as retirement plans, to be divided.
Is your spouse not responding to your divorce judgement? Contact experienced Saratoga Divorce Lawyer Jean Mahserjian for navigation.