The What, Why, and Where of Divorce Process Serving

Written by Jeff Lancaster
June 28, 2011

??The What, Why, and Where of Divorce Process Serving

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Divorce is never easy.  Not only is it emotionally stressful but the process itself can become overwhelming.  It can be a complex maze of costly steps and eventually those costs can add up.

The What of Divorce Process Serving

If you and/or your spouse decide to dissolve your marriage, the first step is to choose a proper court. This is because you will need to make sure that the State of California is overseeing you, the other party, and any issues in your case. Basically, you want the State of California to have “jurisdiction “ over the case.  This is also to be sure that you are filing all documents correctly with the right county and follow all local rules.

Then, you will need to have an initial document package of divorce paperwork prepared. This is usually handled by an attorney after they have determined the proper court for your case to be filed with. Or you can do it yourself if you have decided not to take legal representation.

After the document package has been prepared and signed, the documents will need to be filed with the proper court’s clerk.

Next comes the divorce process serving part. This is where we can help you make sure it is done properly and in a timely manner while keeping cost low. Once the documents have been taken to the proper court and filed, they need to be served to the other party. If your spouse does not choose to accept this service by signing an Acknowledgement Of Service, then the documents must be formally served to him/her. They then have 30 days to file a response with the court.

The Why of Divorce Process Serving

A marriage cannot simply be walked away from. It does not “just go away” on its own. In some cases, one spouse may choose a divorce while the other refuses to accept that it is over. If you are taking the time and spending the money to go forth in a divorce, you’ll want to be sure the opposing party gets those documents.

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The Where of Divorce Process Serving

JPL will get your divorce papers there, hand delivered!  We serve all of Southern California with offices in Orange County and Los Angeles County. We even provide divorce process serving in San Diego.

There are several reasons to choose JPL Process Service, but the best reasons are that we will be a positive experience for you during this difficult time in your life.  Divorce is already a huge weight on your shoulders; let JPL help take some of that stress off.

Give us a call at (866) 754-0520.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeff Lancaster

Jeff Lancaster

JPL Process Service is a trusted process service partner to 100's of law firms throughout Southern California. Call us at (866) 754-0520 to see why or click to order online here.

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