Many spouses are caught off guard when their spouse files for divorce. Getting served with divorce papers can be a jarring experience. Courts take efforts to make sure that both the plaintiff and defendant in a divorce case receive equal treatment, but there are still some advantages to being the first to file for divorce.
This video covers the widely misunderstood topic - Does it matter who files first for divorce? Watch to learn if there may be an advantage to filing first in your situation.
For more information, read this article for lawyers.com, where Attorney Aaron Thomas describes the advantages a spouse may gain by being the first to file for divorce.