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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Yes, the divorce could be "held up", but not for long. That is, either the court will schedule a hearing that he won't be able to attend, and the case will proceed as though there was a post answer default (a "no show") OR the court will allow a telephone hearing where they let him call in. It's not the case that the court will hold off ruling on the matter until he gets out. That's not how it works. Whether or not the judge penalizes him for being in jail (essentially calling him a "no show" when he fails to show up for the hearing) or allowing him to call in is up to the judge. But it's not going to hold up the matter for long. At most it will hold it up for the period of getting a court hearing (as opposed to there being no court hearing).
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