How can I serve divorce papers to someone in jail? 8 Answers as of June 22, 2012

How can I serve divorce papers do someone in jail in San Diego without using a processer?

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Attorney At Law | Harry D. Roth
The civil division of the sheriff's office can serve for you. (Some counties have a Marshall's office, and I think SD may be one. Just go on the county's website for the information.) The fee is $35 unless the judge has given you a fee waiver, in which case it is free.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/22/2012
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
The safest and most cost effective way to ensure proper service is by using a process server.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/20/2012
Rebecca Rainwater
Rebecca Rainwater | Rebecca Rainwater
Contact the jail he is in and they can tell you how to serve him.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/20/2012
Law Offices of Tobie B. Waxman
Law Offices of Tobie B. Waxman | Tobie B. Waxman
Contact the jail and ask them how/who accepts service on behalf of its inmates.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/20/2012
Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
Service in the jail is normally handled by the personnel of the jail. You should call the police or sheriff's office and speak to someone in the civil division that handles service of process.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/20/2012
    Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
    Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
    Unless your husband is willing to accept service and return a signed FL-117 Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt (which would need to be served on him with your divorce papers by someone other than you over the age of 18 years), you will need to have your husband served by a Process Server (private, the Marshall or the Sheriff) who can get access to your husband in jail to serve the papers. Parties cannot serve papers in their own cases.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/20/2012
    Law Offices of Thomas D. Nares
    Law Offices of Thomas D. Nares | Thomas D. Nares
    Contact jail information. Tell them you need to serve an inmate with legal papers and they will let you know of their procedure.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/20/2012
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    Normally you can have the sheriff serve him and prepare a proof of service.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/20/2012
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