Mail Serving Post Judgment Child Custody Modifications | California Divorce
Today, we’re talking about how to serve Post Judgment Modifications for child custody and child support.
So in a Post Judgment so Post Judgment means your Divorce is finalized and you’re going to file a motion with the court.
Most cases we’ll require you to serve personally serve the other party.
So you can’t just out of the blue mail them some papers that you filed that has a court date attached to it. You need to personally serve them.
However, if you’re trying to modify child custody or child visitation there is a way that you can mail serve the other party.
The reason the courts have done this and it says right there on the form itself.
It says it is done to help offset the cost and make it more affordable to get modification for child custody so you don’t have to hire a process server essentially.
But there is some requirements. I’m not going to go through all of them.
But you have to basically know where this person lives. And you have to fill out an address for verification.
And it’s a form Address Verification, I think it’s FL-334 if I recall correctly. So you have to have one or five or six ways of verifying that the address is correct.
And you’re going to certify that you know that the address is correct.
Either for instance knowing maybe you have been there within the last 30 days or receiving mail or correspondence from the other party with that address or that was the last known address you use for as far as the court papers that the address that used was on that court papers.
So you have to some type of verification that you’re going to certify that you know that’s the case.
And if you meet that criteria and it’s a custody or visitation modification you don’t have to hire a process server and you could actually mail serve those documents.
Just to make sure that you are taking a look at the FL-334 Address Verification form and look at and see one of those five or six reasons there are that you can actually mail serve instead of having to hire a process server.
So I hope that helps on how to mail serve Post Judgment Modifications for child custody visitation.
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