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How Long Do I Have To Serve My Spouse Once I File For Divorce In Brooklyn?

Once you purchase an index number for your divorce case in Brooklyn, you have 120 days to serve your spouse, which notifies them that they are party to a lawsuit.

There are a number of ways to serve your spouse, but the easiest is the use of a professional process server, who will deliver the papers to the right person and provide a sworn affidavit to the court.

Once served, your spouse will have 20 days to answer your complaint, and this is how you’ll learn whether your case will be contested or uncontested.

If your spouse fails to respond within the 20 day window, you can proceed with the case as a default divorce.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we protect our clients throughout their divorce, whether it’s a relatively easy uncontested matter or a difficult and contested action.

Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.

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