The divorce process can work in a variety of ways, depending on the circumstances of your case. Below is a generic overview of the basic divorce process:
One spouse files a complaint for divorce in the appropriate county
The complaint for divorce is then served, by law on the other party. This can be accomplished by agreement or through law enforcement.
The party being sued for divorce has 30 days to file a response for the complaint for divorce.
Either party may request a temporary hearing to resolve matters of child support, custody or spousal support on a temporary basis.
During this time the parties may exchange information about all aspects relating to each other as it pertains to their divorce, via a process called discovery.
At this time the parties may exchange settlement offers or attend a formal mediation where a neutral party hopes to facilitate a settlement of all matters before trial.
If the parties are unable to settle their case they may request a trial before a judge or a jury