A divorce action, in some ways, is like any other lawsuit. Lawsuits begin with a complaint filed in court and served against the opposing party. If you receive a complaint for divorce, you should consult with an attorney as soon possible to make sure that your rights are protected.

A divorce action, in one way, is not like any other lawsuit because it involves a court action between intimate partners. The divorce can address where you will live, the property you will receive, the amount of maintenance you will receive or pay and the times you will see your children. These very personal issues require careful, measured and informed assistance.