A Complaint for Divorce or divorce complaint is a type of lawsuit.
A legal “complaint” is a document signed by one of the parties to a divorce and is filed with the Clerk of Court in an appropriate jurisdiction.
The filing of a Complaint for Divorce may take place after the parties have already been legally separated and have reached an agreement on how to end the marriage and distribute assets or assign debt.
A Complaint for Divorce presents, often in very general terms, what the Plaintiff is asking the Court to do. Divorce lawyers may refer to that as the “relief sought.”
Complaints often set forth the different legal and factual issues as alleged by the plaintiff.