Served with divorce papers? Now What? Do we need to go to court?

If you’ve recently been served with divorce papers in Texas, chances are you’re having a hard time understanding exactly what it is you’re supposed to do next. While taking some time to absorb this information is completely understandable, it is also imperative that you act quickly to protect your rights. Take the time you need to work through your initial emotional response by seeking the support of friends and family. Once you’re able to think clearly, you’ll want to start putting together your formal response and planning the next steps forward.

Preparing Your Response

After a few days, you’ll want to decide whether or not you need a divorce attorney. Putting together your response can be a tricky and painstaking process, one which could require careful planning if you need to respond to multiple allegations. The attorneys at Ramos Law Group have extensive experience dealing with clients who have been served with divorce papers and need to enter a formal response.

Do I Need To Go To Court?

If you’ve recently been served with divorce papers, you may be wondering if it is necessary to go to court. As soon as your attorneys file your response, the opposing counsel will be notified. From that point, your attorneys will try to see what can be done by agreement, if temporary orders need to be put in place, or temporary injunctions that say neither party will cancel insurances, accounts, or transfer money. This will maintain the status quo until both sides’ attorneys can divide the community estate between parties.

After this phase, there may be an option to attend mediation. Mediation is required on all cases before a final trial is heard in front of the judge, but usually it is helpful to have the parties mediate as soon as possible to obtain financial information about both parties and understand the divorce situation.

Contact Our Team Today

Mary E. Ramos is dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for all of her clients. She and her team understand that any legal situation involving family is emotionally challenging, and they work hard to get results while making the process as painless as possible. If you’ve recently been served with divorce papers in Texas, contact the trusted team of family law experts at Ramos Law Group, PLLC, today.

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