How long do I have to sign divorce papers?

In the state of California, once you are served with divorce papers you have 30 days to respond. The waiting period begins on the date you are served with the papers. If you do not respond to the papers within that window, your spouse can petition the court for a default divorce, which would not require your signature and would uphold the original terms of the divorce that your spouse submitted to the court. 

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas
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