Order: Default Divorce, with Children

This is the least common type of divorce. Usually, people with children get divorced “by consent.”

This is the correct form to use if you have a divorce involving children, and one of the following is true:


1.) “My spouse may or may not sign papers, but I know where they are at, and we can get them served. I don’t expect my spouse to either cooperate or fight me for custody or anything else. They are not actively involved in the child’s life, and I don’t expect them to be.”


2.) “My spouse will sign papers, but we want to save $274 and get a default divorce instead of a consent divorce. I realize I will have to go to a hearing to finalize the divorce; I realize the judge will have final say on our parenting schedule.”