Served summons

If your son is not over the age of 18, it is unlikely that he will be considered to be of suitable age and discretion. Your best course of action is to serve her again.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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I’m handling my case pro se at this point and served a summons and complaint via certified mail to my stbx at our home. My teenager signed for the mail and gave it to his mom promptly when she came home. She in turn took the papers to her attorney. Now, the 30 days to respond will run out this week and they haven’t responded as of yet. I plan on asking for a relief and custody pending court order when we can work out the separation agreement. Does anyone out there have any idea why they may haven’t responded yet? My teenager is of suitable age according to what I’ve read on various websites and according to Rule 4 of the NC General Statues. Any ideas?