Can a Divorce Petition be Simply Ignored?
Sagaria Law recommends you not ignore your divorce petition because there can be serious consequences. Often, people feel helpless, hopeless, or in denial when facing a divorce petition and ignore it. This exposes them to serious risks. The petitioner can then get a default judgment from the court which will assume the story as told by the filing spouse is correct. This means the court will not hear your side of the story. This means the court will accept the filing spouse’s story regarding child custody, visitation, spousal support, child support, income, assets, liabilities, and division of the marital estate. There are usually two sides on all of these important issues, and if you ignore the petition your side will not be heard. Lastly, the filing spouse is the prevailing party in a default case, and this exposes you to the risk that you will be forced to pay for their attorney and costs which are reasonably necessary. Don’t allow this to happen to you; contact Sagaria Law today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced, knowledgeable Family Law attorneys.