What Do I Do if I Get Served With Divorce Papers?

You need to take immediate action, so call a qualified Texas divorce attorney right away. Failure to properly answer a petition for divorce within the time provided by the law means your spouse could take a default against you. This could mean that he or she can proceed with the divorce without your participation and that the divorce will be granted on terms that are not favorable to you. If a default is entered against you, an attorney may be able to have it set aside so that you can participate in the divorce, but it is best to avoid this necessity.