Asked about 1 year ago - Stockbridge, GAFlag
is there a different type of answer i should present, or is there a request I should make to have us both seek counseling.
she appears to be adamant about ending our relationship..
While you may not be able to stop her from getting a divorce, your response may provide you with the time and opportunity to obtain the counseling that you seek.
You should retain an experienced Family Law Attorney to help you with this. Your answer should be filed within 30 days of service of the Complaint upon you.
Your Answer is supposed to accurately and honestly reflect your answer to the complaint and all of the allegations contained therein. Therefore: yes, your Answer should reflect that you do not want a divorce.
However, your wanting to be married does not necessarily trump your spouse's wanting to be divorced. You may not be able to prevent the divorce from happening.
As suggested, you should seek the assistance of a family law attorney.
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First of all you need a lawyer. I cannot stress that strongly enough.
Even though you do not want a divorce, courts do not require counseling in most cases, and since there is a no fault divorce law in Georgia, you cannot stop a divorce. You can dispute a divorce in your pleadings but unless she changes her mind, all you will accomplish is added legal costs. So discuss strategy with a lawyer. Your focus may be better spent on protecting money, assets, and, if you have them, children.
She could change her mind, so that is possible. But be aware you must think past that as well.
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