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Once My Spouse Is Served How Long Do They Have To Respond?

Once served, your spouse has 20 days to respond.

If they don’t respond within that window, they are considered to be in default, and the court can issue a default judgment, effectively agreeing to your settlement terms.

Some couples choose the default judgment method as the least expensive option for divorce.

Default divorce also protects private financial and other information from the court’s purview.

There are dangers though. If you and your spouse are considering a default divorce, be sure you’re fully informed before it’s too late.

Call 718-523-1111 to learn more about cost effective options for divorce.