What happens when you file for divorce first?

What happens when you file for divorce first?

If you file first, you control when the divorce gets filed. You can decide to cancel the divorce, as long as she hasn't filed a response. 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.

Can I file for a divorce on my own?

Yes, it is possible to file your own divorce and complete the process without the aid of an attorney. However before you commence a do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce, consider these tips.

Where does a divorce have to be filed?

Usually, the divorce is filed in the county where the filing spouse currently lives. When states do have a minimum in-county requirement, it tends to be less than the in-state residency requirement.