My husband is filing for divorce...it is a divorce that I do not want. I have not been served with any paperwork as of yet. How long does that usually take? There is another woman in this picture that he is running around with and is committing adultery with.
I understand that you do not want the divorce, but the only question is whether there are irreconcilable differences. You could fight the divorce, but almost always they are granted. Adultery does not matter in the state of Florida itself. You do not have to decide what to do though until you actually know there are divorce proceedings themselves. It would not hurt at all to get the advice of an attorney before you are served though in a consultation.
How long it may take you to get served depends on a number of factors, but so long as they know when and where you are likely to be served it should be happening soon. You may wish to have an attorney at the ready to file the responsive pleadings within the 20 days of service of process. Your attorney also might be able to access the documents before you are even served, or accept service of process of the documents on your behalf.
I agree with the other attorneys. Florida is a "no-fault" state so it really doesn't matter what the reason is, if one party thinks the marriage is irretrievably broken, a divorce will be granted. The key is to be prepared for when you get served. The way to do that is to have a consultation with a family law attorney. Most AVVO attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today. Good luck.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
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