What happens after divorce papers have been filed?

Once divorce papers have been filed with the clerk, you or your spouse will be served with those papers and given 30 days to respond in writing. Each party is then required to exchange information about finances, property, and debt. If you and your spouse agree about the terms of the divorce (including how to divide the property and debt, and any support issues), the attorneys will draft a judgment and it will be signed by the judge and entered into the public record with no need for a hearing. If you do not agree, you and your attorney will discuss how your case will proceed.

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