What to do regarding responding to a divorce summons?
Question Details: My husband served divorce papers on me and I didn't agree to the terms. I talked to his lawyers office and they supposedly got him to agree to my terms regarding the equal split of his 401K. He informed me that he wouldn't be in with the papers of its worth until 7 days after the default period. However, assured me that it would not go into default since we were working it out. I'm just not sure if I should trust them or not. And I have no lawyer or means to hire one.
You should file an answer to the complaint that was attached to the summons instead of risking a default. The answer denies the allegations in the complaint and must be timely filed with the court. The deadline for responding is stated in the summons. In addition to filing the answer with the court, mail a copy to the attorney for your ex. Include a proof of service (court form) which verifies the date of mailing with both the documents you file with the court and the copy mailed to the attorney for your ex.
At the law library, look in the index of Pleading and Practice under answer to complaint for an example of an answer.
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