Wisconsin Divorce Publication Summons FA-4122V say respondent must request both court and petitioner for copy of petition. True?
If you do not demand a copy of the Petition within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you
for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Petition, and you may lose your right to
object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Petition.
A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien
against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or
seizure of property."
Does this mean the respondent to a publication summons in a divorce must request both the court and the petitioner for a copy of the petition, and failure to request both will result in a default judgment?
1 attorney answer
You can send copies of the same document to the Court and the petitioner. Anything you file with the court needs to be sent to the opposing party as well. With very few exceptions, that is going to be true throughout the divorce process.
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