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What should you do if you've been served with divorce papers?

One of the most traumatic things that can happen to a person in the Houston area is going through a divorce. This is an emotional and complex time for everyone involved. So, if a Houston resident is served divorce papers there are some things that they should keep in mind.

If a person is served divorce papers there are probably several emotions that person feels which may include sadness, disbelief, relief, etc., depending on the situation. That person should take a few days to think about what just happened while reviewing the divorce petition to see when a response is necessary. A person should review the divorce documents to see what their spouse will want regarding property division, child custody and visitation and alimony. Texas law requires a response within 20 days to the divorce petition. The person who is being served will probably want to seek out legal representation at this time. This is also a good time to get financial paperwork in order.

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