Does Florida have a waiting period for divorce?
In Florida, a 20 days waiting period is required following the filing of the divorce. This is not that lengthy a time period, especially considering the divorce process can take much longer than 20 days when children, property, or other issues are involved.
Do I have to answer the door for a process server?
If you’re being served papers, you do not have to answer the door legally. You can call the police if the process server is trespassing and this is not legal in your state. You should know that even if you do not open the door, this does not mean you can hide from or evade the lawsuit.
Can you be served by certified mail?
In the majority of states, you can serve papers by sending them to the defendant via certified mail with a return receipt requested. In some states, service by certified (or registered) mail is one among several ways you may serve papers. Normally, the court clerk does the mailing for you and charges a small fee.
What happens if you refuse certified mail?
If you refuse to accept your certified mail, or it is returned to the court unclaimed, and you are residing at that address, then the court will re-send the papers by regular mail, and will assume you have received them.
What happens if you dont pick up a certified letter?
It’s not illegal to refuse certified mail. But if the sending party can prove that they made every attempt to send and deliver Certified Mail to you and you refused it, the court may pass judgment that’s in favor of the sender.