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Preparing Your Case
The formalities of divorce kick off with the filing of a complaint at your circuit court. As your legal representative, we can set the divorce process in motion in Maysville by submitting a complaint to your local circuit court.
The complaint is more than just paperwork; it’s the foundational legal document needed to initiate a divorce.
Essential details that need inclusion in the complaint are:
- Names of both the plaintiff and defendant.
- Ages of everyone involved.
- Residency duration of one or both involved parties.
- The date and location of the couple’s marital vows.
- Stated reasons for seeking the divorce.
- Names, birth dates, and Social Security numbers of children involved.
- The date of separation, if applicable.
Your marriage certificate should accompany your initial complaint.
Once your complaint is filed, a Maysville divorce lawyer will ensure the defendant receives a copy. The defendant then has the opportunity to provide their perspective and additional information regarding the marriage’s termination. This response should be delivered to a Maysville circuit court within a 30-day window from the submission of the original complaint.
Failure to submit a response within the deadline allows the plaintiff to request a Divorce Judgment by Default.