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Navigating a divorce shouldn’t be a journey into the unknown. With The Law Offices of Charlotte Christian and Associates by your side, you’re equipped to face every step ahead. Walk towards a brighter, clearer future where you regain control and leave uncertainties behind. From Birmingham to Toney, and spanning to Tuscaloosa, Florence, Decatur, Athens, and all areas in between, our mission is to brighten your today, making it better than your past.
Building Your Case
Initiating a divorce requires the filing of a complaint with the appropriate circuit court. As your trusted divorce legal team, we ensure that the filing process in Toney is seamless, starting with the submission of the complaint to your local circuit court.
The complaint is a foundational legal document that sets the stage for a divorce. It must include crucial details, such as:
- Both parties’ names
- Ages of everyone involved
- The residency duration for one or both parties
- The date and venue of the marriage
- The reasons for seeking a divorce
- Names, birth dates, and Social Security numbers of children (if any)
- A date of separation, if relevant
Furthermore, attaching a copy of the marriage certificate with the complaint is mandatory.
Once the complaint is submitted, a Toney divorce attorney from our firm can ensure the defendant receives a copy. The defendant then has an opportunity to provide a response with more insights about the impending divorce. It’s crucial for this response to be submitted to the Toney circuit court within 30 days from the date the original complaint was filed.
If the defendant fails to respond within this timeframe, the plaintiff has the right to seek a Divorce Judgment by Default.