When a woman is pregnant, and the parties are not married, the father may file a ‘paternity action’ in the court. This would establish himself as the father legally. This may be done before the child is born with the goal of making the initial phase of filing a little faster. However, once the child … Read more about How to File for Custody of an Unborn Child
When the spouse is served in a Divorce matter, he/she has 30 days to ‘respond’. Sometimes people confuse the ‘proof of service’ papers with the ‘response’ document. These two actions are not the same! A ‘proof of service’ is needed for all Divorce petitions. The ‘proof of service’ needs to be filed … Read more about What Happens if the Spouse does not Respond to Divorce Papers in California?
A ‘petitioner’ in a Divorce is the one who files for Divorce. In this case one spouse (the petitioner) will complete the information required on the ‘petition’. This is then filed with the court. Sometimes both parties file for Divorce and when this happens the first person who files will be … Read more about What is a Petitioner in a Divorce?