When you happen to be thinking about filing a divorce, it is your responsibility to let your spouse or your other half to know about your plan and you can do this by means of using different means, which we will mention along the way. There are states and countries out there that are requiring those who plan to initiate a divorce process to give the other party a formal notice that you have started the legal process yourself and the most legal way to do it is by serving them with a copy of the same paperwork that you filed in the court. You may not know about it but the said process actually has quite a number of name like how it is called by experts as service of process while majority of us referred to it as serving divorce papers.
When it comes to filing a divorce, you have to fully understand the fact that the judge, in your case, will not be able to make any judgments or create any permanent order until you have served the other party with the divorce paper and until they have agreed and signed with it. Of course, you will hire the service of a divorce lawyer since he or she is the one who is more familiar with and he or she will also be the one to explain to you the ways on how you can serve divorce papers so that you will not make any mistakes regarding this matter at hand.
There are states as countries that have a certain law in which any of the following types of people we will mention below can serve divorce papers on your spouse or on your partner by means of hand-delivering them (just as long as the person you choose can meet the criteria for this job), and this is called as personal service. We have listed down some of the individuals that you can ask favor with to serve the divorce papers to your spouse or to your other half and they are as follow: professional process server, you relative, your co-worker, anyone whose age is above eighteen years old and not part of the divorce case, your county sheriff or marshal or even your friend. If you are going to use any of the entities we mentioned above, they must be able to serve the paperwork during the appropriate time allocated for it and also, they must fill out a proof of service form and should send it to you so you can have it filed with the court or you can give it to your lawyer. There are several information that only proof of service form can provide like how did the delivery happened, where it happened and who accepted the divorce papers hence, making it an important document.