If 6 months have passed after filing for divorce and you have not received an answer what happens?
A dissolution proceeding is initiated by the filing of a Petition by one party. The Petition is then served (either personally or by mail) upon the responding party. The party originally filing the Petition is known as the "Petitioner" and the other party is known as the "Respondent". The date of service of the Petition on the Respondent is important as it commences the 6-month waiting period between the start of the dissolution and eligibility to request that the marital status of the parties be terminated and Judgment entered. It is not possible, however, to terminate your marital status earlier than 6 months from the date of service of the Petition, and until your marital status is terminated, you are not free to remarry. Following receipt of the Petition, the Respondent has 30 days (unless Petitioner's attorney grants additional time) in which to file his or her responding statement to the facts. After that time, the case may be set for a Court hearing.