Time frame to contest a divorce in WA State?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Redmond, WA

I was served divorce papers while I'm serving time in jail.
My Spouse is asking for everything. We have no kids.
Married 18 yrs.

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  1. Dave Hawkins


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . 20 days if you were served in the State of Wa. -- 60 days if you were served in another State.

    The information is for general information purposes only. Nothing stated above should be taken as legal advice for... more
  2. Kate M Forrest

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Being in jail does not entitle you to extra time. Here's a publication about responding to family law actions while incarcerated: http://legalvoice.org/pdf/self_help/Responding_...

  3. Richard Paul Patrick

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . You cannot "contest" a divorce in the sense that you can stop it from happening. If one party wants a divorce the other party cannot stop it.

    This is not legal advice.

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Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.

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