Preparing for divorce, serving or being served
What should I be doing to prepare myself if served or is serving divorce papers?
Knowing your assets and liabilities is a start.
Make sure you have copies of financial statements (savings, checking, investments, or statements of other assets). Have copies of important documents, payroll records, insurance.
Determining your monthly expenses (household, children, auto, etc.)
Evidence of any issues that are significant to your divorce (domestic violence, child related issues, documents or other).
What do I do if I am served with a divorce petition?
If you are served with an original petition for divorce, you should immediately seek the advice of an attorney, if you do not already have one.
You only have (20) twenty days from the date you were served to file an answer to the Court, otherwise your Spouse may obtain a default judgment against you.
- Seek legal advice
- Book your consultation with West Family Law Group
- Respond within 20 days