So, one day you are served with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Among many of the things running through your mind, you may wonder: what do I do now? What do I do with all this paperwork? Well, you RESPOND.
The Response is a key moment in the lifecycle of a family law case because YOU get an opportunity to agree or disagree with the allegations made against you in your spouse’s Petition. Plus, if you do not respond in the allotted time set forth by the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, then your spouse can file for default, possibly awarding them everything they are asking for. This is why it is so important to start telling YOUR side of the story.
In most cases, you will have 20 days to file a Response to the Petition filed by your spouse, and 30 days if you live out of state. The time starts ticking once the Petition has been served onto you. Make sure your story is told the way you want it to be told. And that you are compliant with the deadlines that are set in your family law case.
To learn more about filing a Response and complying with the deadlines, contact us for a no pressure consultation. We, at Burggraff Tash Levy understand that your story is unique to you and we strive to listen, understand, and convey your story for you during this confusing and stressful time. You have enough to worry about.
Michael J. Dinn, Jr.
*This is intended for educational purposes only. This is not intended to serve as legal advice.