How does a person get served divorce papers?
After you file for divorce, a copy of the summons and complaint (and anything else you filed) must be hand-delivered to your spouse (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 your spouse gets served.
How long after divorce is filed do you get served?
60 daysHow long do I have to serve the papers? You have 60 days from the day you file your divorce papers to serve your spouse. If you are not able to serve within that time, you can request more time. You should request more time before the 60 days is up if you can.
Can you serve divorce papers via certified mail?
Though neither you, your child, someone involved in the case cannot serve your divorce papers, sometimes mailing the legal paperwork with certified mail can constitute an effective service of process. However, mailing paperwork requires a return of acknowledgment.
How are divorce papers served in Australia?
Service by hand You must arrange for a person over 18 years of age (the server) to serve the documents on your spouse (the respondent). The server can be a family member, friend or professional process server. The documents you will need to give to the server are: sealed copy of the Application for Divorce.