Is it better to be a plaintiff or defendant in divorce?
There is one advantage to being the one to file the divorce. The person who files the divorce, under the code of civil procedure, is called the plaintiff and the other party is called the defendant. Another advantage to being a plaintiff is the way a non-suit is handled under the code of civil procedure.
Is filing for divorce a lawsuit?
It might help to think of the divorce process as a lawsuit (which it technically is), so that when you are served with a divorce/dissolution petition it is like being sued.
What happens to jewelry in a divorce?
Jewelry Acquired During Marriage In general, property acquired by gift will be the separate property of the person receiving the gift. Therefore, any jewelry gifted to one spouse from the other will be the separate property of the receiving spouse.
What is a scheduling order in a divorce?
“Scheduling Order,” signed by the Family Court Judge. A Scheduling. Order is written by the Family Court Judge to give the parties a. timeline of how the case will proceed, and what he or she expects. the parties to do before trial.