Does it matter who brings the divorce action?
The person who brings the case first gets to talk first. Some lawyers swear that there is an advantage to being first. Others say it does not really matter. There is no negative connotation attributable to the spouse who brings the action or to the person who responds to the action. However, as one lawyer said, “The first impression is the lasting impression.” If family violence has been a part of your life, you need to take action. It is more credible for a victim of family violence to bring the action first.