I was served with divorce papers last Friday . I live in tn the date they were filed was June 27 I have 30 days to respond or it is a absolute divorce and as if I agree with the divorce. I am lost and do not know what my first step should be. I am in the process of finding a lawyer to help me with a answer and am afraid time is running out quickly
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Tennessee
I am a military wife and getting in contact with the legal on base is harder than I thought. I am also looking for a outside lawyer as well
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What is my first step
First, your time starts running from the date you are served, not when the case was filed.Next, your first step after you are served in a divorce is filing an Answer. You can go to the clerk of court's office and get a copy of one filed by a lawyer and use it as a guide but you still have plenty of time to hire a lawyer, which is what you need to do unless you are agreed on everything. If the other side has a lawyer then you should definitely get one too, even if you agree.If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask but please do so my clicking on the Reply to Expert tab.We work for Positive Ratings, please click on one of the top three ratings or one of the Smile Faces, as this would be appreciated. We have recently implemented a new rating and feedback system. Please be aware that you are rating my courtesy and service as a professional, and not necessarily whether you like the information that you are receiving. Please bear in mind I can’t control what the law is and whether it helps you, I can only tell you what it says, and I assume you want truthful information.PLEASE DO NOT use the rating system to ask for more information or in an attempt to tell the website that you didn’t like the substance of the answer as it gives a NEGATIVE rating to me personally if your rating is one of the lower two.I believe in giving information that is to the point, but please remember that I can only base our answers on the information you provide and sometimes a misunderstanding as to what you are looking for or already know occurs so feel free to ask additional questions or for clarifications. Be very careful about looking at other internet sites that just post generic information without any inquiry into your facts because often those answers are dated, wrong, or wrong as applied to your facts. Please be aware that my answer is not legal advice, it is merely information. You should always contact a local attorney for legal advice.Several customers have asked how they direct a question to me in particular. If you specifically want me to provide information for you just put “FOR JD 1992” in the subject line and I will pick up the next time I am online.
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