Can you file for divorce through the mail?

Can you file for divorce through the mail?

You can make efforts to find your spouse either before or after you file your case, or both. You should mail the divorce papers (Complaint, Summons, and Notice of Initial Hearing) to your spouse's last known address after you file the case, both certified mail/return receipt and regular mail.

Why can’t you deliver your own divorce papers?

Many spouses wonder if they can just hand their spouses the divorce paperwork. In most states, the answer is no, you may not deliver your own divorce papers. Typically, you'll need to ask a third person—someone not involved in the divorce case—to serve your spouse. anyone over 18 who isn't part of the divorce case.

Can I file divorce papers in another state?

You can file for divorce in a state other than the state in which you are married, as long as you meet residency requirements. If you do not meet the residency requirements for the state in which you are attempting to file for divorce, your divorce complaint can be rejected.