When you are served with a divorce petition you are required to file a response within a certain amount of time. You will want to be sure and file your response timely, but also accurately. You are also permitted to include a countersuit within your response, and should do so if your spouse has asked for things with which you do not agree. We help by listening to your needs and making sure the response is all inclusive of those needs.
Perhaps the most important issue to consider when responding to a divorce petition is the issue of whether there are children. Your response will be much different if you do not have children versus if you do. For example, a divorce with kids should include the following:
- A request for child support.
- A proposal for child custody.
- A request for certain visitation rights.
Failing to respond to a divorce petition is not an option. Doing so will mean that your spouse is awarded the things asked for in the petition. This can leave you responsible for debt, without adequate visitation with your kids, and subject to a property split that is unfair. Make sure your rights are protected and the best interests of your kids are covered by calling a family law attorney today. We have helped people with all different needs and can help you too.
For more information about how to respond to a divorce petition, call us today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.