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"Signing divorce papers" is an urban myth.
"Signing divorce papers" is an urban myth like people microwaving dogs to dry them and the flushed alligators that are living in the sewers. If the parties are in agreement, they can sign a property settlement agreement, but in the case of the proverbial "I won't sign the divorce papers", there actually are no papers that require a signature. All that is required is that a party be given notice of the divorce. It is their choice whether to participate or not. If they choose not to participate, the divorce goes on without them. They mistakenly believe that their absence will impede the divorce process, but it merely prevents their side of the case from being presented