How long does it take to be served divorce papers?

Answer Divorce papers can be served by the court, and the clerk of the court has five to 10 days to have the papers served. Services also can be rendered by a private party. The papers need to be filed be... Read More »

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Can i have my divorce papers served by mail?

Most states will allow service by mail if the documents are sent registered or certified mail where the respondent is required to sign for the package or envelope. Check with your local court rules... Read More »

How long do you have to respond to divorce papers?

The length of time that a defendant has to respond to a divorce petition varies from state-to-state. The time frame is often between 20-30 days, but can sometimes be longer, particularly if the def... Read More »

How long do you have to sign divorce papers?

Divorce law allows 30 days, after the serving of the papers to the other party, for the papers to be signed and returned. After the 30 days, the issuing party proceeds with a contested divorce case... Read More »

How long are dropped divorce papers kept on file?

Once you drop a divorce, the divorce complaint is usually not kept on file. You will have to start over from the beginning and file a new complaint if you wish to proceed with the divorce proceedin... Read More »