What is a Petition?

In Family Law, a petition is a legal documented that is drafted to begin a Court action. In the case of Divorce, the Plaintiff starts the divorce process by filing a Petition for Divorce which loosely translates to a request for divorce. A Petition will be drafted, filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court, processed and served to the Defendant to make the opposing party aware that a case or request has been filed.

Please remember, this article is merely meant for guidance and information purposes. It is NOT intended as legal advice nor does it establish attorney/client relationship or privilege.