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Does it Matter Who Files First for Divorce?

Posted by Aaron Thomas | Oct 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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.

In this article for lawyers.com, I describe the advantages a spouse may gain by being the first to file for divorce.

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Aaron Thomas

EXPERIENCE Aaron began his legal career in 2002, as an in-house staff attorney for Habitat for Humanity International. He then honed his trial skills from 2004 to 2007 at the Dekalb County Public Defender's office, rising quickly through the ranks, representing hundreds of indigent clients facin...

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