How long does one party have to contest a divorce after the other party has filed?

UPDATED: Dec 4, 2011

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How long does one party have to contest a divorce after the other party has filed?

Asked on December 4, 2011 under Family Law, Oklahoma


David Lee / Law Offices of David Lee

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

After you have been served with a summons and Petition for dissolution of marriage, you have 30 days in which to file an appearance and response to the Petition.  Failure to do so, can lead to the other party asking for a Default Judgment being entered against you.


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