I received a Complaint for Absolute Divorce from my husband on 1/24/15. It was filed in Cumberland County NC. He resides at our home In NC. I live in Maine. I am NOT in agreement with this complaint & have to reply immediately. How do I go about responding? Can it be by letter to the Clerk of Courts? Can I get an extension to answer the complaint? I’m unemployed & can’t afford a lawyer or consultation at this time. Please help as I don’t know what to do. My back is against the wall.
You have thirty days to provide an answer to the complaint. The answer is an actual legal document, a letter to the clerk will not suffice. You can ask for an extension of time to prepare the answer, but you would need to file a motion and order for extension. You may want to consider using our Rosen Online Service. This service only costs $199/month, and gives you access to our library of legal forms and the ability to ask questions to an online attorney.
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