Virginia Dugan, a Family Law Specialist at Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A, answers:
What happens if someone’s spouse won’t agree to get a divorce?
That is most unfortunate, however, no one can keep you in a marriage. If you want to get a divorce, you can see a lawyer, you can see the court alternatives, and you can file for divorce. At that time, your divorce is starting and you can go ahead, your husband or wife will be served, and the process will then start.
Virginia Dugan is a family law attorney with the Albuquerque firm of Atkinson & Kelsey. A recognized Specialist in Family Law and a frequent speaker and writer on family law topics, she exclusively practices divorce and matrimonial law. She served as President of the State Bar of New Mexico in 2006 and continues to serve as Vice Chair of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee. Learn more at www.atkinsonkelsey.com or view her firm’s Divorce Magazine profile here.