Jamestown, ND asked in Divorce for North Dakota

Q: When going through a divorce, how long does the spouses lawyer have to respond?

My spouse and I cannot agree on how to divide things in the divorce. He feels I should be left with nothing, which has left my couch surfing for the last 6 months. My lawyer sent a response to his 6 weeks ago and we still do not have a response. When I talk with my lawyer all she says is "well he is busy". Is there a timeframe they need to follow. I have asked numerous times about going to court but am told that will take six months so my lawyer has not sent for the court date. I am frustrated and don't know how to continue since my lawyer doesn't seem to be concerned about getting through this case.

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Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: Sounds like it may be time to dump your lawyer.

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