Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5211 Session Year 2018
AN ACT CONCERNING JUDICIAL PROCEDURES RELATING TO INITIATION OF AN ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, DISSOLUTION OF CIVIL UNION OR LEGAL SEPARATION.
To: (1) Require that when a plaintiff initiates an action for dissolution of marriage, dissolution of civil union or legal separation, the documents served on the defendant include a blank appearance form along with the summons and complaint; and (2) expand the option of waiving the ninety-day waiting period in dissolution and legal separation cases, under certain circumstances, when the defendant does not appear.