Greetings. What a situation you are in, no? Well, you have not properly served your spouse if the return receipt was never returned. Therefore, you must answer his complaint with thirty (30) days from the date you received it. You may want to review the complaint with an attorney, especially if he is filing claims other than a simple divorce. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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