Serving Your Spouse with Divorce Papers
Divorce is a hard decision for anyone. From serving your spouse with divorce papers to dividing assets, it is an emotionally challenging process that can often be overwhelming. The experienced divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Randy H. Gugino are here for you in this difficult time. We will make sure that the entire process goes as smoothly as possible, and we will be there to guide you every step of the way. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Serving Your Spouse with Divorce Papers | First Steps
The first step is filing a Summons with Notice Action for Divorce in the County Clerk’s office. The Summons with Notice Action for Divorce is a document that once served, places the other party on notice that you’ve initiated the action. It also articulates in the body of the summons, the relief that you are going to be seeking. From a practical standpoint that’s the initiation of the lawsuit. However, there’s a lot that needs to be done before you initiate the divorce proceeding.
Serving Your Spouse with Divorce Papers | Consulting with an Attorney
First, you need to sit down with an attorney. Often, attorneys will offer a first-time consultation. Our office is no different. Call today to schedule a review and sit down with our dedicated divorce attorneys.
Secondly, you want to start collecting documentation which will be pertinent to the financial division of assets, such as copies of tax returns, 401ks, IRA accounts, pensions, and life insurance. Anything that you can put your hands on at the onset will allow your attorney, at that initial consultation, to give you a better understanding of what your rights are, and what to expect during the course of the proceedings.
If you need help starting your divorce, you want the best representation possible. Randy Gugino offers consultation and is dedicating to supporting you through difficult legal situations. Contact our office today and begin the next chapter of your life.