If you’re the respondent in a divorce case and you don’t fill out the paperwork on time, can you get in trouble?

Asked on January 19, 2013 under Family Law, New Hampshire

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If you mean that you as a respondent in a marital dissolution actoion fail to timely file an answer with affirmative defenses to the petition after being served with it in 30 days, then yes, a problem could result. You as a respondent can lose the matter by way of a default. I suggest that if you have been served with a petition for dissolution that you consult with a family law attorney for assistance.


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