When some couples go through a divorce, they are in agreement from the start on how they want their marriage to end and, therefore, are able to resolve all the issues between them prior to filing any documents with the court. Those couples are in the minority. For the majority of couples, one party files for divorce and has the other party served with the “Complaint for Divorce,” papers which outline the filing partner’s desire to end the marriage. The parties then begin the process of dissolving their marriage through the court system. In those cases, the party that is served with the Complaint for divorce should file an “Answer and Counterclaim” as a response to their spouse’s Complaint.