What Does Personal Service Mean During Divorce

What Does Personal Service Mean During Divorce

As a licensed and bonded legal document preparation service that specializes in divorce, we spend a lot of time serving divorce papers back and forth and filing documents with the court.  We also spend a lot of time educating our clients and potential clients on how the divorce process works.

When it comes to divorce, the process of serving documents is very important.  There are certain documents that can be served by mail and others that have to be served personally.

Figuring out which divorce forms have to be personally served and which can be served by mail is the hard part.  But we are going to clear that all up right now.

As far as divorce is concerned, there is really only a few things that need to be personally served.  If we are talking strictly about divorce, then the only documents that need to be personally served are the initial divorce documents, namely the Summons and Petition.

In most cases, just about everything else that you file with the court can be mail served.  Mail serving your document simply means that you mail the documents to your spouse, but you still need to complete a proof of service.  In most cases, you don’t have to file a proof of service for mail served documents.

For instance, when you complete your declaration of disclosure, which consists of the income and expense declaration and schedule of assets and debts, you can mail serve them to your spouse.  Just remember to complete a proof of service and file the declaration regarding service of declaration of disclosure.

One important thing to remember is that you cannot personally serve the divorce documents to your spouse.  You will have to find someone who is over 18 years old and not a party to the divorce.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation service that specializes in the divorce process.  We provide a 100% online divorce service and serve all of the Los Angeles County area.  We are headquartered in Santa Clarita, CA and can be reached at 661-281-0266.

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