Who can serve divorce papers? 12 Answers as of August 27, 2015

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Law Office of Barton R. Resnicoff | Barton R. Resnicoff
Yes. Anyone over the age of 18 and not a party to the proceeding can serve papers.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/15/2015
Law Office of Darin Kanfer | Darin J. Kanfer
Any adult, other than you, can serve papers.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/15/2015
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
Any adult other than yourself can serve the papers.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/15/2015
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
Any adult can do it EXCEPT a party (i.e. you) If they are not a court officer (sheriff or attorney) her signature must be notarized.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/12/2015
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Any adult other than one of the spouses can serve divorce papers. The server must do up an affidavit swearing the she served the papers on the named Respondent at such and such a time and place. Generally, consulting an experienced matrimonial lawyer is a very good idea if you are going into a divorce.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 6/12/2015
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