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Question: I just received a summons from my spouse for a court date for divorce but I have already filled and received a court date prior to that. Is this possible?
Answer: Sometimes, when a spouse is served with a petition for dissolution of marriage, instead of filing a response, that spouse files his or her own petition. The solution is to consolidate the two cases. You need to file a motion to consolidate the cases. It would be a good idea to discuss your case with a lawyer and get advice on the best way to do this. There are 3 programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance. One is the Modest Means Program. If you are financially qualified for the program, for a $75 fee, Modest Means offers a one hour consult with an attorney. If you need additional help and the attorney agrees to take your case, the fee charged will not exceed $75 per hour. The telephone number is (866)637-5341. Both the Maricopa and Pima County Bar Associations have lawyer referral programs that offer a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney. Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consult for a fee of $40. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434. Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $35. The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.
I just received a summons from my spouse for a court date for divorce but I have already filled and received a court date prior to that. Is this possible?
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State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
Referral number 602-257-4434
Pima County Bar
Referral number 520-623-4625
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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