The Respondent in Divorce Proceedings

This script will be helpful if your spouse is about to begin divorce proceedings, or if you've already been "served" with or given divorce papers. In most cases, you'll want to hire a lawyer to represent you, but this script should give you a general understanding of your situation.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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divorce, marriage, divorce proceedings, spouse, serve paper, divorce paper, defendant, family breakup
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