|Posted by Lisa Davis on April 17, 2012 at 6:35 AM|
A divorce petition initiates the process of divorce. It is filled in the local clerk court. In some states, it is also called letter of complaint. It contains all the information regarding about the reason behind filling the divorce petition and the information about the parties and children if there are any. The spouse who files for divorce petition is called petitioner and the other spouse is called respondent. If you don't know how a petition look likes then you can search for a sample divorce paper. There are thousands of websites on Internet that offer this information.
Once the divorce petition is filled with clerk court, the next step is that it is served to the respondent. The respondent gets 30 days to file a response to the petition. In th mean time, any of the parties can take temporary orders or retraining related to alimony or child custody.
When you hire an attorney to file the divorce papers, make sure to ask him for example of divorce petition so that you can get to see what all information is required to fill in the petition. The information require in filling the divorce papers are court name,case name,case number,name, date of birth, email address, mailing address, contact numbers of both the parties i.e the petitioner and the respondent, place and date of marriage,names and birth days of children born in the marriage,any joint real estate and the reason for divorce.
If the petitioner is seeking temporary orders then they need to provide what all they looking for temporary orders like alimony, use of family home, child support and other information as per requirement.
Another important information that need to be furnished in the petition is that the demands of petitioner for final orders in Alimony, Child support expenses for minor child, any parenting plan or any other relief the petitioner is seeking for.
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