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What is a default divorce?

On Behalf of | May 23, 2023 | Divorce |

If you are thinking about ending your marriage, or your spouse recently filed for a divorce, you likely have a lot of questions regarding the process and how this could impact your life. It is essential to look at the unique aspects of your divorce, whether you have children, significant assets or run a business with your marital partner.

It is also important to realize that there are different types of divorces. Sometimes, couples work together and end the marriage amicably, while others get involved in a bitter divorce. Additionally, some end marriage through a default divorce.

How does a default divorce work?

The Texas State Law Library provides information on different types of divorces, including default divorce. A default divorce involves one party failing to respond to a petition for divorce. If the defendant does not file a response after receiving notice of a divorce, the court could enter a default judgment.

Whether you file for divorce and do not expect your spouse to respond or want to learn more about what could happen if you do not file a response after receiving a notice, it is pivotal to understand the potential advantages and drawbacks of default divorces.

What are the pros and cons of a default divorce?

On the one hand, a default divorce could save time and money since the divorce can become finalized quickly. However, if the court enters a default judgment against you, you lose your voice during the divorce and the court will not take your input into consideration when making decisions.

From property division to child custody, a default divorce could have serious consequences, especially if you do not understand the terms clearly.