How can I serve someone with divorce papers?
The California courts allow the serving of papers for a divorce in the any of the following methods (Note that some of those methods require approval from the court to execute): Personal Service. The delivery of documentation in person. This could be at the party’s home, work, or even in public.
Is it proper to serve court papers on an individual?
It is proper to serve someone who is on active duty in the armed forces. If the person shows up, fine. If not, however, you have a problem. Although you can usually get a default judgment against a properly served defendant who fails to show up, this is not true if the person you are suing is in the military (other than the reserves).
Is it legal for someone else to be served my summons papers?
If so, I think it would be held to be proper service by the judge and you won’t be able to vacate the judgment based on a lack of service. It is possible to settle after you have a judgment against you, but… It can be difficult to serve certain individuals. Some have developed their skill at avoiding process servers into a high art.
How old do you have to be to serve court papers?
Service by disinterested adult. Some states allow service by any person who is at least 18 years old, except the person bringing the suit. Any person means just that–a relative or a friend is fine. However, many states require that this person be approved by the court.
Can a court serve the papers for the other parent?
The Court does not serve the papers for you. It is up to YOU to make sure the other parent gets served. Please read the information on this page very carefully. If the other parent is not properly served, your case could get dismissed and you will have to start all over!
What is the final way to serve papers?
Self-Service The final way to serve papers is self-service. This means the plaintiff agrees to either personally deliver the papers to the defendant or hire a third-party process server. It is up to the plaintiff to show proof of self service. Once served, the defendant must appear in court to respond.
When do I have to serve papers to someone outside the county?
For instance, if you serve papers using substituted service to someone outside of the county, you must do so at least 30 days before the court date. Check with the court when you file your petition to find out what your deadline is. Typically, papers can be served any day of the week except for Sunday.
Do you have to serve the other parent with a summons?
A copy of the summons and complaint (and anything else you filed) must be hand-delivered to the other parent (the “Defendant”). This is called “service of process.” The Court does not serve the papers for you. It is up to YOU to make sure the other parent gets served. Please read the information on this page very carefully.