Q: Is it better to wait to be served divorce papers , or be the first to file ?
My husband asked me for a divorce , I left the house last June, due to violent behavior and have talked to him every day since he went to a 30 in house program for PTSD...I'm staying with my son in Jacksonville fl helping out with their newborn child , and he all the sudden called me last Wednesday asking for a divorce wants me to sign off the deed and just walk away ....all my belongings are in Ga at our place ...I dont even have a car because I let him trade it in on a truck he bought ...
I need advice and probably a lawyer, but am not working either...family has offered to help out but not sure where to start ...
It doesn’t really matter whether you’re the plaintiff or defendant. As the defendant you would counterclaim for divorce anyway. I would recommend consulting an attorney, especially with children and violent behavior involved.
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A: FYI, it costs roughly $230 to file for divorce and an additional $50-$75 to serve the divorce papers. These costs are paid by the spouse filing the divorce, not the receiving spouse.
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