Oh, you're right, I'm absolutely sure that I'm not telling it all, because I don't have the facts, fully, either. And I, too, am confused. I am just trying to help calm down several people, in this, who don't understand what to do next, and don't have the nerves to be asking all these questions and try to figure it out. The input, here in this thread, helps me to prepare the questions to ask them, or a To Do list for them, etc. They're getting on with the many other parts of the story, knowing that I'm here trying to work it out.I'm confused.
You describe an uncontested divorce, in which case both parties don't need to attend court proceedings in order for the settlement to be made an order of the court and for the decree of divorce to be issued.
You're not telling us something.
Yes, the divorce in uncontested.
Yes, they have a signed document saying that they'll each just keep what little they have, and neither owe each other any settlement or maintenace.
However, when she (as the Defendent) went to Court when she was told to do, her husband (as Plaintiff) did not attend. They were told they would be given a second date. Then Covid came and caused delays, and a few months ago they were given that second date. Once again, she attended, and once again he was not there. The judge said that he cannot hear her, at all, in the absence of the Plaintiff, who always has to be present at a hearing. She was told to start the process anew, as Plaintiff, so that she can then guarantee that she be present at the next hearing.