Is a PO box address okay when filing adoption papers without an attorney? 1 Answers as of August 18, 2011I'm preparing to file adoption papers without an attorney. In the caption of each form, under "Attorney or Party Without Attorney (Name and Address)" is it acceptable to list a PO Box? When the non-custodial parent is served with these papers, it would be best if he not know our physical address.
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
As long as it is a reliable place to mail you anything that needs to be mailed to you, a P.O. box is sufficient. It is possible, but highly unlikely, that a court could require you to eventually disclose your actual residence the other parent; that probably would occur only if the adoption is denied.
Answer Applies to: Colorado