Expiration of divorce petitions or separation agreements
Question Details: Do divorce petitions or separation agreements filed with the court expire after a given amount of time if no further action is taken on them by either party? I live in California. Thank you.
That looks like two different questions. A divorce case, like any lawsuit, has a series of things that has to happen, ending with a trial or hearing and the court's decree or judgment. If papers aren't filed, that have to be filed, if people don't show up in court, the case will be dismissed after a while.
A separation agreement is a contract, and if it's properly drawn, it won't depend on a divorce case to remain in effect.