Rules of dating and divorce
The defendant is sometimes called the 'plaintiff-in-counterclaim' since he makes his initial claim in this pleading. The appeals court can review the trial court's 'finding of fact' and 'conclusions of law.' See Decision and Judgment.Appeals courts analyze the trial court's decision and judgment for substantive errors in its 'conclusions of the law.' In exceptional cases the trial court's 'finding of facts' are also reviewed.Ladies, after you have been on your first date or two with a man, the rules change a little.Do not expect the man to continue to pay for nice dinners and evenings out, even though some men will still pay.
Questions start to flood your mind: Do I offer to pay?
Judges have discretion to believe or disbelieve all evidence presented, and appeals courts will not second guess the trial court on its finding of facts.
While challenging a trial court's 'conclusions of law' is less difficult, states grant divorce judges substantial discretion in fashioning judgments.
Your lawyer must file an appearance with the court.
All pleadings and notices are then sent to her address which constitutes proper service on you.