How do I respond to a divorce petition?

How do I respond to a divorce petition?

How to respondFill out the Affidavit. Fill out the Affidavit in Response form (PDF, 15 KB). Fill out the relevant forms. If the applicant is applying for custody, access, child or spousal support. Copy your documents. File your forms. Serve your affidavits. File the affidavit with the court. Go to court.

How do I respond to divorce papers in California?

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Once you’re served with a California divorce petition, you can respond in the following ways:Do Nothing. Legally, you do not have to respond to your spouse’s divorce petition. Request a Default Judgment By Agreement. File a Response.

What happens if spouse does not respond to divorce papers California?

If you do not respond to your spouse or partner’s petition for divorce or separation or you file a response but reach an agreement, your case will be considered either a “default” or an “uncontested case.” In a “true default” case, you are giving up your right to have any say in your divorce or legal separation case.