What Should I Do After Being Served Divorce Papers?

Divorce can be an emotionally draining process for everyone involved. It can be further complicated when you receive divorce papers unexpectedly. This can leave you feeling confused, lost and overwhelmed. However, it’s important to know what to do next to ensure that your rights are protected and your interests are safeguarded. In this comprehensive guide, Arshad, Pangere & Warring walks you through the steps you need to take after being served divorce papers. Schedule a consultation with our attorneys to receive guidance specific to your case. 

Read the Papers Carefully

The first step after being served with divorce papers is to read them carefully. Understand what your spouse is requesting and familiarize yourself with the terms of your divorce. You should also check the date and time of any hearings that have been scheduled. If you miss a hearing, it could negatively impact your case.

Hire an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

It’s essential to have an experienced divorce lawyer by your side when going through a divorce. A divorce lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. When hiring a lawyer, choose one who has experience, knowledge, and compassion. Check for their track record, reviews and testimonials from previous clients.

Gather all the Necessary Documents

Your divorce lawyer will ask you to provide all relevant documents, such as bank statements, tax returns, property deeds, and investment statements. Once you have gathered all the necessary documents, create copies of them and hand them over to your divorce lawyer. Your lawyer will need these documents to build your case and negotiate a fair settlement.

Prioritize your Emotional Health

Going through a divorce can take a toll on your emotional health. It’s essential to prioritize your mental and emotional well-being during the process. Consider therapy, self-care activities, and meditation to ease the emotional burden. It’s crucial to stay positive and focused on your goals for the future.

Work Towards a Fair Settlement

Once all the necessary documents and information are in place, the next step is to work toward a fair settlement. This is where your divorce lawyer comes into play. Your lawyer will negotiate on your behalf with your spouse’s lawyer to ensure the best outcome for you. Communication is key at this point, and it’s essential to inform your lawyer of your priorities and expectations.

Talk to Our Divorce Lawyers for Guidance

Divorce can be a difficult and confusing time for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the right approach, you can protect your interests and safeguard your rights. Remember to stay calm, hire an experienced divorce lawyer, prioritize your emotional health, gather necessary documents, and work towards a fair settlement. Our attorneys at Arshad, Pangere & Warring are prepared to give you case-specific insight on what to do after being served divorce papers. Call today to schedule a consultation. 

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