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Chad Johnson

I Refuse

To Sign Divorce Papers

9/9/2012 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0909-evelyn-lozada-tmz-chad-johnson-2Chad Johnson DESPERATELY wants to stay married to his estranged wife Evelyn Lozada, so much so he's refusing to sign any divorce docs ... this according to sources close to the couple.

As TMZ first reported, Evelyn filed for divorce three days after Chad allegedly head-butted her during an argument. The incident that led to his arrest and Evelyn receiving stitches.

Sources close to Chad tell TMZ ... he won't sign the docs or partake in any divorce proceedings because he doesn't want to get a divorce. We're told Chad still believes he can win Evelyn back ... as evidenced by the fact he recently tattooed her face on his leg.

But Chad's plan isn't exactly bulletproof  -- under Florida law (where Evelyn filed the docs) the divorce can still be finalized with a judge's approval.

Sources tell us Evelyn is hellbent on making this divorce happen and nothing Chad does will get her back. We're told she's ready to move on and rebuild her life.

Calls to both parties' lawyers were not returned.

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46.

pecos    

who the hell are these fools

683 days ago
47.

denise    

just sign them get on with your lives. get out out the news already.

683 days ago
48.

Don Martin    

And Rob Rumprunner's biggest part as an actor still remains that of a 1960...'s meathead so that would make him a political commentator all of a sudden? This guy is a babbling moron and that is exactly why he will never give a speech at a political convention

683 days ago
49.

Demi    

Will those two NOBODIES just go away. He married a gold digging pro athlete money and fame chaser and now he is begging the dog he beat up to stay and not stray... Go away you two.... Enough already.

683 days ago
50.

Bob    

When physical abuse is concerned, I ALWAYS give the woman the benefit of the doubt. I say get away and stay safe. Sadly, this situation has me questioning things. IF abuse is the issue, I still say STAY away and be safe, but the publicity has me thinking other things are going on, LIKE trying to get money as the initial objective of the marriage. I don't know either of them, have never interacted with them, but he really seems into her, and she really seems to only be into his money and it has seemed that way from the beginning. If he did abuse her, he belongs in jail. If she latched on to him for money, she should be in jail. I guess a judge and jury should be left to decide once they hear all of the facts.

683 days ago
51.

Jackie    

What a douche....she's not your property...if she wants to move on, then bloody sign the papers and let her move on than being a stalker. jeez

683 days ago
52.

John    

I guess he would give himself an "Incomplete"

683 days ago
53.

Sherri    

Seems to me she's hell bent on the divorce because the poor guy is now unemployed....

683 days ago
54.

arale norimaki    

If a spouse will not "participate" in initiating a divorce (will not sign any agreements, acknowledgments, etc.), then the only option for the other spouse is to initiate a contested divorce. This means, you can file a complaint for divorce without submitting a proposed agreement with the complaint. You can have your spouse served with a copy of the complaint (by sheriff/marshal or process server) if your spouse is unwilling to acknowledge receipt of the complaint. As for the other requirements (submitting a financial affidavit, attending parenting class, etc.), the spouse's failure or refusal to comply can and will be addressed by the judge, either at their own initiation or pursuant to a motion for contempt filed by you

683 days ago
55.

tony gee    

The truest form of a full-fledged idiot!

683 days ago
56.

tony gee    

The true signs of being a full-fledged idiot!

683 days ago
57.

em    

Or maybe she just wants to get out of an abusive relationship. Seems like she can't win. People would judge her for staying with him or leaving him (which is the smart thing).

683 days ago
58.

InformationTrafficker    

Chad,


Stop being an IDIOT!


It was over a long time before you headbutted her! You simply gave her the perfect excuse to exit the relationship when you did.


Then you decide to get that insanely stupid tattoo of her. What were you thinking? That doing that would get her back?


This isn't the movies, kid!


Now you're doing this petty thing of not signing as if you can get her loyalty back.


That's stupid.


Get a clue, Chad. SHE HAS NO LOYALTY, EXCEPT TO MONEY!

Stop making a first class A.S.S. of yourself!

683 days ago
59.

Jay-D    

Does anybody else despise this woman as much as I do? She probably called the media before she dialed 911 that night.

683 days ago
60.

Tracy    

Sin is serious and have consequences and both of these media whores need help, but not from twitter, Oprah and people magazine.

Jesus is the answer to all man's problems and sins!

683 days ago
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