Whether you are surprised by a divorce petition or not, you may have a lot of questions about how to respond. Do you need to do anything? What happens if you don't respond?
It's normal to have a lot of questions. The good news is that a divorce lawyer can help you with your response so you don't miss something important.
You Have a Time Limit to Respond
The first thing you need to know is that the clock starts ticking when you are served with papers.