How do I file a motion to enforce a divorce decree?
If your ex-spouse violates any aspect of the final decree of divorce, you can file a motion for contempt of court. You can do this as a pro-se litigant or through your attorney. A copy of the contempt motion has to be served upon your ex-spouse. If you have an attorney, he/she will take care of serving your ex.
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.
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.
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.