My wife (the plantiff) and I have been physically separated for over a year, and have a signed separation agreement to which there are no remaining issues.
It’s been over 30 days since I was served with the divorce papers, and I recently received 3 documents from her laywer:
- Proof that I was served motion for summary judgement
- Notice of Divorce Hearing. The boxes for Summary Judgement and Copy Has Been Sent to Other party are checked, and Date requested is listed as Oct 14.
- Proposed Finding of Fact, which I believe is what the judge will sign as asbolute divorce.
Do I need to respond to the Date Requested? The document says at the bottom that “You must complete the certificate on the back”, but the back page is blank. Stapled to this document is a note from her lawyer that Notice of Divorce hearing was sent to me. Do I need to respond, or is our court date Oct 14 if I don’t respond?
If above is true, take 2 copies of the Notice of Hearing to the Clerk when I arrive?
Bring 3 copies of the Notice of Absolute Divorce, and be prepared to answer dates of separation,etc?
Is this how it will work, or can you give me any advice. It doesn’t seem like I need a lawyer for this phase, but don’t want to show up unprepared or drag this out any longer.