Steps Involved in the Divorce Process
Are you wondering about the process of getting a Divorce? You must follow steps according to your state's law below is a broad outline that will explain the sequence of events for most of the Divorce cases. Some states don't allow going for legal separation. If your states allow you can separate legally but if it doesn't allow you need to contact your Family Law Attorney by requesting a hearing for a separation agreement.
Your Divorce Process will begin with a document "Original Petition for Divorce" or a Letter of Complaint. Both Documents will be required to grant a Divorce. The Person who is filling for the Divorce will be called Petitioner while the other party will be referred to as the respondent/Defendant. A letter of complaint will be served to the respondent with a time of thirty days in which he can respond to the original petition for divorce. During this time period, either party can ask for restraining and protective orders, temporary orders for child support and custody.
These orders are just like binding yourself if not following you can be jailed or fined according to the decision of the court. Divorce Discovery is a process for gathering information about either party or it depends on five steps like Disclosures, Interrogatories, and Admission of Fact, and Request for Production. Disposition is a procedure in which your family attorney will take testimony from the other party in which witnesses would be involved During Disposition whatever you said can be used in the court as an agreement if not met will end up in divorce court.
Divorce Mediation- In this process both the
parties and their attorney will meet up to discuss conflicts and negotiate a
settlement between parties. If meditation didn't work both parties will argue
their case before the judge and the judge will make the decision of Divorce
between both parties will argue their case before the judge and the judge will
make the decision of Divorce between both parties.