Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin Cold Play Slow Play in Divorce

EXCLUSIVE

0229_gwyneth-paltrow_chris_martin_tmzGwyneth Paltrow needs to tell her estranged hubby to get off the dime, because we've learned he never responded to her divorce petition and the judge has taken notice.

Gwyneth filed for divorce April 20, 2015. Chris was served with legal docs on May 18th and the case has laid dormant since then. According to legal docs the Coldplay frontman never filed an answer to her divorce petition.

The judge has now notified Gwyneth and Chris, the actress may now be eligible to get a default judgment. Typically, that means she'd get what she asked for in her divorce petition. We broke the story, Gwyneth wants joint custody of their 2 kids. BTW ... she filed her petition without a lawyer.

But, as we reported, we're told business managers for Gwyneth and Chris have been privately hashing out a settlement, mostly involving their considerable assets. Based on what we know, it looks like Chris and his team simply never got around to filing an answer, which they'll probably do now. 

Either way, if Chris doesn't snap to, he may wake up suddenly single.