Is there a way of knowing if your spouse filed for divorce? 40 Answers as of June 20, 2013

How can I find out if my spouse filed for divorce?

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Snake River Law PLLC
Snake River Law PLLC | Mark Petersen
The easiest way is to look on the Idaho Case Repository in the county where she lives and/or where you live. You can Google "Idaho Case Repository" for the site.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 2/8/2012
Steven Harrell, Attorney at Law | Waymon Steven Harrell
Any divorce action would be filed in Superior Court. The court filings are public records. You can contact the court clerk to see if an action has been filed.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/3/2012
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
Replied: 1/23/2012
Law Offices of Jayson A. Soobitsky, P.A. | Jayson A. Soobitsky
Check the court docket in the county and state where your Wife currently lives or has lived since you and her separated or the county and state where you live or have lived since separation.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 1/23/2012
The Law Offices of Mandy J. McKellar
The Law Offices of Mandy J. McKellar | Mandy J. McKellar
You can check on the Clark county courts system in Nevada. Eighth judicial district family court.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 1/23/2012
    Vargas Law Office LLC | Ronnie Ismael Vargas
    You can look it up on the Wisconsin Circuit Court website.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    SHAPIRO LAW GROUP | ERIC L. SHAPIRO
    If you live in Georgia, the easiest way is to call the clerk of the Superior Court in the State in which you reside.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
    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
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier
    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
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    Elizabeth Jones, A Professional Corporation
    Elizabeth Jones, A Professional Corporation | Elizabeth Jones
    Go to your local courts website and look it up. Or ask your spouse.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    Fox Law Firm LLC
    Fox Law Firm LLC | Tina Fox
    You can check to county clerk's office in the county in which you live.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, LLC
    Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, LLC | Louis Leibowitz
    To look at any Maryland case, go to the web site: http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/ . Search for your name. If it doesn't come up, he hasn't filed for divorce.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    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
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    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
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
    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
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    Contact the clerks office in the county where you reside to see if an action was filed or, if your wife lives in another county for more than 3 months, contact that county court clerk.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    The Law Offices of Robert W. Bellamy
    The Law Offices of Robert W. Bellamy | Robert W. Bellamy
    Call the court clerk and see if your name is in the electronic files.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    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
    Replied: 1/23/2012
    Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson
    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
    Replied: 6/20/2013
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A.
    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
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    Law Office of James Lentz
    Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
    For most Ohio counties, the docket for the Court of Common Pleas is online. Just go to that website and look for her name or yours.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
    A good way to check is to search the court index records for the county in which you live and the county in which he lives.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
    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
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    You can do a search online to see court records.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    Michael Apicella
    Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
    You can call the court clerk's office in the county in which your spouse lives. Some counties have an online database (on their website) that you can search your name.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    The Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC
    The Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC | Elizabeth Zwiebel
    You can contact an attorney who can look it up on Alacourt.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    H. Scott Basham, Attorney at Law, P.C. | H. Scott Basham
    Well, if you have not been served with the papers yet, you can call the clerk of superior court for the county where you live and ask if he or she has filed against you.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    Kelly A. Broadbent, Esq.
    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
    Replied: 1/20/2012
    DEAN T. JENNINGS, P.C.
    DEAN T. JENNINGS, P.C. | Dean T Jennings
    The filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is public record. You would have to check with the clerk of the district court in the County in Iowa where you believe it is filed.
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 1/20/2012
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