Next steps after being served divorce papers


#1

After being served divorce papers, what are my options to replying? I understand I have 30 days to reply. Am I required to reply and/or appear in court? Are there any implications if I do not reply or appear in court?


#2

You have the option of replying or not replying. You do not have to appear, but if you do not answer the complaint, the plaintiff will likely be granted the relief sought.