How do I prepare for a divorce settlement conference?
Preparation should involve setting goals and obtaining and preparing the documents and other evidence you need to support those goals. Since this is a give and take process, you should also review areas where you are willing to negotiate in order to attain your most important goals.
What happens after you file a counter petition in a divorce?
The answer is: filing a Counter-Petition for Dissolution of Marriage protects you from having your case dismissed even when you still want to get a divorce. As a result, as long as you file a Counter-Petition, your case will not be dismissed even if your spouse decides he or she wants to dismiss your case.
Is it important to file divorce first?
You have until your spouse files an answer to your complaint to cancel the divorce. By filing first you are the plaintiff and she will be the defendant. At trial, if your divorce case goes that far, you would go first. In deciding when to file you don't need to worry about a reason.
How long does it take to get served after filing divorce?
60 daysHow long do I have to serve the papers? You have 60 days from the day you file your divorce papers to serve your spouse. If you are not able to serve within that time, you can request more time. You should request more time before the 60 days is up if you can.