If a deputy sheriff or process server has served you with divorce papers, it's time to get serious. We can help with your contested divorce.
Your spouse says the marriage is "irretrievably broken" and asks for court action: equitable distribution, alimony, child support and attorney fees. Maybe even to relocate outside the state with your children. YOU NEED TO ACT.
The summons that accompanies the petition for dissolution of marriage was issued by the clerk of court. It is an official court paper and advises you that you must file a response to the law suit within 20 days or risk a default being entered against you. DO NOT IGNORE THE SUMMONS.
If you let the 20 day deadline pass without filing something with the clerk or court, a default may be issued against you.
If you have been served with divorce papers, as our client this is how we would approach your case:
We choose the latter approach. It works. Take the high intensity and emotions out of these cases and treat them in a businesslike manner; oftentimes cases can get resolved quickly and without breaking the bank.
Contact Us right away if you have been served divorce papers.
If you have tried being reasonable, tried doing it the easy way and tried to avoid conflict but your spouse is not buying into the program, you will have to file a case and have him/her served if you want your Florida divorce.
Once served, your spouse has 20 days to file something with the court in response. Failing that we seek entry of a default from the court and set a final hearing that you will have to attend. Contact Us if you think you need a Florida divorce case filed and your spouse served.
4400 North Federal Highway, Suite 210
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
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Fort Lauderdale Florida
(directly across from the
Broward County Courthouse)
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West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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Miami, FL 33130