How to Respond to Being Served Divorce Papers

By Mike Broemmel - Updated June 13, 2017
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Once served with divorce papers, you have legal obligations you must tend to in fairly short speed. Divorce papers include both a petition or complaint for divorce, a document that outlines the claims being made by your spouse. The papers also include a summons, a form from the court where the divorce case was filed. The summons sets a deadline by which you must file a response to the divorce petition, according to the American Bar Association Section of Family Law. Protecting your interests in a divorce case requires you to understand how you must respond to being served divorce papers.

About the Author

Mike Broemmel began writing in 1982. He is an author/lecturer with two novels on the market internationally, "The Shadow Cast" and "The Miller Moth." Broemmel served on the staff of the White House Office of Media Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Benedictine College and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University. He also attended Brunel University, London.

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