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How To File Response To California Divorce By Yourself

How To File Response To California Divorce By Yourself

Hi, Tim Blankenship here with divorce661.com. In this video we’re answering the question, how do you respond to a divorce petition without an attorney. Well the answer’s quite simple, I’m answering this question because I’ve seen it asked lot on the internet and I get asked a lot all the time but there is a specific way it’s done.

So, obviously if you have an attorney they’re going to handle that for you, if you hire us we’re going to handle the response for you. So, the question is how do you file a response on your own, essentially if you’re going to initially at least file by yourself. So, the trick is when you file the response it’s an FL 120 of course, when you file the response you’re going to need that as well as a UCCJA in FL 105 if their minor children, otherwise it’s just the response.

Now, the trick is you have to have served that response by mail, which is fine and obviously the person who serves it cannot be you, so the proof of service has to be attached to the response when you file it. So, a big problem I see clients coming to us who’ve started their divorce and they got stuck somewhere along the way, especially with the responses.

They’ll say Tim, the court’s not accepting my response because there’s no proof of service and the trick is you just have to have a proof of service already attached to the response in order to file it, otherwise the court will reject it. Tim Blankenship, divorce661.com. We hope you’re having a great day and we’ll talk to you soon.

Tim Blankenship – who has written posts on Divorce 661.