Check with the County clerk’s office in the court in your jurisdiction to find out how much time your wife has to serve the summons once she has purchased the index number. Concerning the second question, you have to prepare an “Answer” (respond) by agreeing with or denying the allegations made in the complaint within the specified days of receipt. Still, such agreement or denial should be broad ( ” e.g., I deny every allegation made in paragraph 1″). The actual settlement discussions can follow, and there is no time limit once you have appropriately answered. I strongly suggest you seek an attorney-mediator in your jurisdiction experienced in matrimonial matters to mediate your divorce. He or she can assist you with the legal documents necessary.
Leonard M. Weiner Esq. / Divorce Solutions