Does It Matter Which Spouse Files For Divorce First

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Since Fort Lauderdale is a no-fault divorce state, it does not matter which of the spouses files for divorce first,” says the experienced divorce attorney Fort Lauderdale. “When divorce papers are filed, neither party has a legal obligation to provide a cause of the dissolution of marriage.” In this regard, you do not get an advantage over your spouse if you are the one who initiates the divorce.

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Does It Matter Which Spouse Files For Divorce First

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www.killeenattorneys.com Petitioner vs. Respondent: Who has the Legal Advantage Breaking up with someone is one of the most difficult decisions a person can face in their life. When a marriage is on the rocks and the two spouses have differences both parties may have thought about filing for divorce at least once. But when one of the spouses is happily married or simply “okay” with being married but the other spouse is suffering or for some other reason wants to end the marriage the latter filing for divorce may catch their spouse off guard. But do you actually get the upper hand over your spouse if you file for divorce first Are there any advantages to being the Petitioner rather than the Respondent

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www.killeenattorneys.com Providing a Cause for the Dissolution of Marriage Since Fort Lauderdale is a no-fault divorce state it does not matter which of the spouses files for divorce first” says our experienced Family Law attorney Fort Lauderdale. “When divorce papers are filed neither party has a legal obligation to provide a cause of the dissolution of marriage.” Instead Fort Lauderdale law requires the spouses to tell the court that their marriage is “irretrievably broken” in order to get divorced. In this regard you do not get an advantage over your spouse if you are the one who initiates the divorce.

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www.killeenattorneys.com You go Get the Upper Hand if you File for Divorce First You do get the upper hand if you are the initiator of the divorce. That is because once you have been served with divorce papers you have only 20 days to answer in your divorce case. That means you have less than three weeks to consult with the best divorce lawyers in Fort Lauderdale and come up with a legal strategy for all of the issues in your case. The failure to answer within 20 days after you were served with divorce papers will result in a default against you. If the default is granted by the court you as the Respondent will be unable to object to any of the terms outlined by your spouse in his or her original Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

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www.killeenattorneys.com Advantages and Disadvantages of Initiating a Divorce The only advantage of being the Respondent in a divorce is that you do not have to pay the filing fee to initiate the case. So apart from the emotional/psychological impact the waiting period to answer in a divorce case and the obligation to pay the fee for submitting divorce paper it makes no difference who initiates the divorce action. Get a free case evaluation by contacting the Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances P.A. Call at 1-866-435-4172 or complete this contact form.

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www.killeenattorneys.com CONTACT US The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances P.A Phone:-  954-297-6546 Toll Free: 1-866-435-4172 200 SE 6th St 402 Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 https://www.lauderdaledefense.com/Contact.shtml

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