The three of us (you, your spouse, and I) will discuss questions about your marriage and determine outstanding issues to be resolved.
Once the couple agrees on all of the issues, we will draft a Separation Agreement and the Summons and Complaint.
2. DRAFT SUMMONS:
To get divorced, one must sue the other spouse for divorce in the court located in the jurisdiction where either of you lives.
Generally, one party sues as the Plaintiff, and the other party is designated the defendant, although the defendant could also counter sue the Plaintiff for divorce as well.
3. ISSUING OF SUMMONS:
The Plaintiff will open a file in court, and a docket number is received. At this point, the parties must determine whether the action will be opposed or unopposed.
4. SERVICE OF SUMMONS:
The Summons is served on the defendant personally by a process server.
5. IN THE EVENT THE PARTIES CHOOSE TO LITIGATE INSTEAD OF MEDIATE:
5.1 The defendant files a response to the Summons and Complaint to defend and counter.
5.2 Discovery Process – The couple exchange supporting evidence to back up their claims.
5.3 The Trial.