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Does anyone know of how I can have my husband served?

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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Hey ladies, I was wondering if any of you knew how I could serve my husband with papers? I don't have any friends on base near him or anything and he's in a different state than I am... any ideas?

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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Lizzys_mommy13
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Your friends don't serve the papers. Your lawyer will have authorities do it.

sweetfox3
by Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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Have your lawyer coordinate with the Provost Marshall's Office on your STBX's post to have him served.

(in the course of my job, I get this question at least twice a week. Legal assistance paralegal, active duty Army)
starry_mom
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM

The state I live in allows any neutral party over 14 years old to serve papers... that's why I said it that way



eringlading
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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I would still do it legally to avoid the chance of him not getting them. U want a paper trail and a lawyer involved to protect yourself.


Quoting starry_mom:

The state I live in allows any neutral party over 14 years old to serve papers... that's why I said it that way




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violinjewel
by Julia on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM
You should speak to your lawyer about it.
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gunsgirl
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

you should pay to have the sherriff do it. it is only the sure way to get them served and you cannot go by the state you live in but that state he lives in.

you can also do it by certified mail or by courier, this is how I served my ex.

afwifey4510
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Do it by sheriff or certified mail, that way you have proof he got everything, and can't pull a fast one.


Quoting starry_mom:

The state I live in allows any neutral party over 14 years old to serve papers... that's why I said it that way




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SusanD
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Your attorney will handle it. Either the authorities will serve him or a processer service will serve him. Its not difficult and your attorney will know exactly how to go about getting in touch with someone.
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Valerie_G
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:08 PM
I also did it through certified mail. The post card you receive back after he signs for it is your proof.
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Momof2Stepof3
by Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Ummm when I did my divorce I could pick anyone to serve my ex-husband. My best friend at the time did it while I stood a half block away.

Quoting Lizzys_mommy13:

Your friends don't serve the papers. Your lawyer will have authorities do it.


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