Frequent terms used to become familiar with:
Answer – A written response to a petition.
Dissolution (Divorce) – The process by which a marriage is ended.
Entry of Appearance – A Notice files with a court stating that an individual or his/her attorney will appear at a court proceeding.
Judgment of Dissolution – A court order containing the terms under which a marriage is ended.
Personal Service – Delivery of a summons by a sheriff or private process server to the person against whom a petition or motion has been filed.
Petition – A written request to a court for action on a certain matter.
Petitioner – The person who files a petition with the Court.
Pro Se – A person who represents him/herself in a court proceeding without the help of a lawyer.
Respondent – The person who files an answer to a petition.
Summons – Notifies the person against who a petition or motion has been filed of the date to appear in Court to file an answer.

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1. Can I file for a divorce without an attorney?
2. What is the fee and process for filing a Dissolution of Marriage?
3. Frequent terms used to become familiar with:
4. How can I find out if I have a court date?
5. How do I obtain a copy of my divorce decree and what is the cost?
6. I am not receiving my court ordered visitation. What can I do?