Monday, June 4, 2007

I just got served with a summons!

What do I do now?

, understand that most Summons incorrectly give you notice that you have 20 days to answer the Compliant. What the Summons says is true if you were getting sued for money. Indiana's dissolution of marriage statute does not require an Answer.

Second, see if a Notice of Hearing arrived with the Summons. If not, see there is a hearing date written on the Summons. This part is important. You do not need to file an Answer to the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage but you had better show up for any hearings.

you need to make a decision about hiring a divorce lawyer before any hearings.

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