How do I challenge a divorce settlement?
If you wish to appeal a court's decision, you must enter a motion of appeal within 30 days of the original judgement. If you wish to pursue a modification of your divorce agreement, you can initiate that process at any time after the agreement was signed.
How will you know when your divorce is final?
Your divorce is final on the day the court signs the decree. You normally will receive it a few days later, since it is sent to your attorney, who will then send you a copy. You are legally divorced as of the date the decree is signed.
What happens if someone doesn’t respond to divorce papers?
The responding spouse needs to file an answer with the court within the deadline. When a spouse doesn't respond to a divorce petition, the person who failed to file the answer to the court will lose his or her rights to make arguments about property division, support, and child custody.
Does it matter who files first in a divorce case?
If you file first, you control when the divorce gets filed. 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.