I would be very grateful if anyone could tell me what happens to divorce proceedings if they are commenced, the respondent does not reply and the claimant does nothing to pursue the matter?
My wife filed for divorce in summer 2011, and I just could not bring myself to fill in the papers and respond. She took no action and for a while we were trying to work things out, so we just forgot about the process. Sadly it seems that there is no longer any hope of making it work, and we are both coming to terms with the reality that the divorce should go through after all.
Will the claim still be on the record if I respond now? Or will we have to file again, particularly since our addresses have changed since the Petition was filed?
So confused and really don''t want to waste any more time and money on this whole thing in this lifetime!
Any thoughts, or suggestions on how to find out, would be very much appreciated.