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The following is a sample of a typical Summons for Civil Lawsuit - Divorce.
It is typically used when a defendant when the defendant resides out of state, has departed from the state, or cannot, after due diligence, be found within the state or conceals himself to avoid being served.
The complaint and summons in such cases can be served on the defendant by publication in a newspaper for a period of 4 weeks, at least once a week during that time.
You may copy the following Legal Notice to your word processor, insert the appropriate information, and, paste it into the box on the Legal Notice publication page at Click here for Legal Notice publication page
Case [insert Case Number here]
Dept. [insert Department letter here]]
[Insert your full name here], Plaintiff
[Insert your spouse's full name here], Defendant.
SUMMONS - DOMESTIC
NOTICE! YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. THE COURT MAY DECIDE AGAINST YOU WITHOUT YOUR BEING HEARD UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW.
Complaint for Divorce
TO THE DEFENDANT: A civil Complaint has been filed by the Plaintiff against you for the relief set forth in the Complaint.
This action is brought to recover a judgment dissolving the contract of marriage (or bonds of matrimony) existing between you and the plaintiff.
1. If you intend to defend this lawsuit, within 20 days after this Summons is served on you, exclusive of the day of service, you must do the following:
(a) File with the Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written response to the Complaint in accordance with the rules of the Court, with appropriate filing fee.
(b) Serve a copy of your response upon the attorney/Plaintiff whose name and address is shown below.
2. Unless you respond, your default will be entered upon application of the Plaintiff and failure to so respond will result in a judgment by default against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint, which could result in the taking of money or property or other relief requested in the Complaint.
3. If you intend to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your response may be filed on time.
4. The State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies, officers, employees, board members, commission members and legislators, each have 45 days after service of this Summons within which to file an Answer or other responsive pleading to the Complaint.
[Insert your full name here], In Proper Person
[Insert your mailing address here]
[Insert your mailing city, state, zip here]
Charles J. Short, Clerk of Court
By: Deputy Clerk
Date: [Insert date here]
Family Court and Services Center
601 N. Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89101
This information is not intended to provide legal advice or substitute for the advice of counsel.
As the law is subject to change and due to differing interpretations, the reader should contact an attorney directly for legal advice.
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