Alright so here's the deal. My fiancee has been separated from this guy for well over a year now. She served him papers which of course he didn't sign. She hadn't heard from him and went in for her divorce hearing today only to find out he contested claiming "it's a total lie". Now, I read online from several sources she has to be served this response before the court hearing. She was served no papers and had 0 clue the divorce was being contested. Is this legal? If so how? Now they have a hearing scheduled for the end of Nov. What kind of evidence does she need to bring to get this divorce through? We don't want this to be delayed any longer. She's been getting SS for her kids and herself since she currently has no income. They have separate bank accounts and no money being shared between them (he won't even pay child support). She also has two assault charges on him one dating back to February where it was documented he broke into her home. Will this be enough to get the divorce granted on the spot? Any other important things she should bring to prove they have been separated over a year? Is there a chance the contest will get thrown out since she was never served with the papers?