Articles Tagged with Cause of Action

When a prospective client in a divorce matter comes in, often they have already been served with a Complaint for Divorce that has been filed by their spouse.  Beyond discussing the substantive issues of their case, they will inquire about the Complaint itself, what it means, and the need to respond to it.  Back in the “good old days”, unless the parties had already been separated for 18 months, a Complaint for Divorce had to allege some sort of “fault” as the grounds for the divorce, i.e. extreme cruelty, adultery or desertion being among the most common. Continue reading ›