Phyllis R. Williams, P.C. | Phyllis R. Williams
If you suspect that your spouse has filed for divorce and you have not been served by the Sheriff or a private process server with a Divorce complaint or petition, you can call the Clerk's office of the Superior Court of the County where you live or where the marital residence is/was located to see if anything has been filed in your name. In Georgia, the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction in divorce cases, so a divorce cannot be filed in any other court. If either party has moved to a different county the Georgia Constitution also fixes jurisdiction in the county where the parties resided during the marriage, with some limitations. If your spouse has filed for divorce, you have only 30 days after you are served or acknowledge service, to file an answer with the Court. While the court cannot grant a divorce by default judgment, not filing an answer may limit how you are able to proceed with your case later on.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Myles A. Schneider & Associates | David Cox
It is unusual, but certainly possible, for your spouse to file the papers before serving you with a copy of them. If you want to see whether she has filed papers with the Court, you can search by party name on the Court's website under "Civil, Family & Probate Case Records:" http://pa.courts.state.mn.us/default.aspx
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Yes, there are several ways but unfortunately, none of them are 100%. First, he/she is supposed to file in the county where either you live or they live, so check with the clerk of courts in those counties. This is the most effective means of finding out.
Answer Applies to: Texas
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier | Seth D. Schraier
All cases that have been filed in New York State courts can be found on the e-courts system which can be found at: www.courts.state.*ny*.us/*ecourts*/ . On this website you can search by party name to see if that party has requested judicial intervention granting a divorce. However, even if an index number has been purchased only those cases for which a Request for Judicial Intervention (RJI) has been filed are available online. Therefore, you will not be able to find out if your spouse has filed for divorce if all they have done is file a Summons with Notice or Summons with Verified Complaint. One important note to keep in mind: all Summons with Notice or Summons with Verified Complaints in Divorce Proceedings must be personally served upon the other spouse, and must be served within 120 days of filing the Summons with Notice or Summons with Verified Complaint. Therefore, before any divorce filing can proceed, you must be given all the papers.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Office of Joan M. Canavan | Joan Canavan
Yes, there is a way that you can find out if your spouse filed for divorce. Call the probate court for the county in which you lived as married, give the divorde clerk the names of you and your spouse and the Court will tell you if anything has been filed.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Ezim Law Firm | Dean Esposito
If your spouse filed suit, he/she did so in the parish where he/she resides or the parish in which you last resided together as husband and wife. You can call the clerk of court for each such parish and ask them if a divorce suit has been filed. You will give them your spouse's name as the plaintiff or person filing the suit and your name as the defendant. The clerk can tell you if suit has been filed and, if so, the date it was filed.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
Ask your spouse, or wait to be served, or go to the Superior Court which would be the venue for the case (in Los Angeles, it would be the local Superior Court or the Central Los Angeles Superior Court), and look through all the filed cases.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
You can contact the superior court clerk's office in the county in which you reside and find out if there is a case that has been filed in which you are a party. If you live in a different county than your spouse, check both counties. If they will not tell you over the phone you will have to go to the clerk's office in person to find out.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson | Kathryn L. Hudson
Some counties show cases on line, you can also call the Circuit Clerk in the county you live in and ask. If your husband doesn't serve you with the divorce though the divorce action cannot proceed, so, if he has filed you will likely find out soon.
Answer Applies to: Arkansas
Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
Yes, you can call the clerk in the county where either you or your spouse reside. They should be able to tell you if a divorce case was filed. You will also need to be served for the divorce to proceed, so you may find out then.
Answer Applies to: Florida
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
The simple answer is to contact the clerk of the court. The hard part is identifying what court or courts to contact. The starting point would be the court in the county where you live and, if different, the county where your spouse lives. But, without more information it may difficult to guess where the spouse could have filed something. Generally, however, you should find out when you are actually served papers. If you are never served any papers (i.e. a Summons), that will either be because nothing has been filed or because you spouse has lied to the court about where you are.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Kelly A. Broadbent, Esq. | Kelly Broadbent
You can look up whether a party has filed for divorce in the probate and family court in Massachusetts. Most courts have a file room where you can look up the names of the parties and request to view a copy of the court file. Also, you can expect to be served with a copy of the complaint for divorce.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts