First, remain calm. Do not panic. You have time to respond. In New Jersey, once you are served with a Complaint for Divorce, you have 35 days to respond to it. Take this time to get organized! If you have not already done so, start to gather information that will assist in your case. Specifically, make a list of all of the assets/liabilities acquired since marriage. If you are able, also locate current account statements for the assets/liabilities contained on your list. If you have pre-marital assets, also make a list of those assets and locate statements to evidence the date you acquired those assets. Finally, locate your most recent paystubs and your last three income tax returns.

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