I filed & served a Petition & Summons for Dissolution in June of 2019. In September of 2019 I filed & served a 1st Amended Petition and Summons. My question is when do the courts acquire jurisdiction, six months after the original petition is served or six months after the amended petition is served?
The court “acquires jurisdiction” over the second party when that party, designated as the “Respondent”, is served with the Petition for Dissolution (and the other ancillary documents required to be filed at the commencement of the proceedings) or when the Respondent makes a first or "general" appearance in the case. Good luck.
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