Serving Complaint


#1

You can serve him via certified mail even if he lives in another county. I would try sending the complaint via certified mail to the address where he receives his mail. If he is avoiding the complaint I would send it via certified mail in a box so that it is not obvious what he is receiving.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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#2

I understand that if my stbx lives in another county from which I am filing I must have the Complaint served via Sheriff. I have not had any contact from my stbx since March when he was kicked out of my uncle’s place. He receives mail at my parent’s address and calls to see if any has been delivered. His (sometimes)ex-girlfriend refused to tell me where he lives when I was in town for father’s day. I have called several times and left messages on his cell for him to call me back and give me the information I need to have him served so I can file for the divorce. He won’t return my calls or even call to speak to our daughter (except for a 10 minute call on father’s day after we were back home). He only has 2 cousins who live in the same county and he only sees them by chance not arrangement. We do not have any common friends left in the area who may be able to give me an idea of where he lives or works.

We have been legally separated for 4 years and living in different counties for 3 of those. I need to have child support established by the court as well during the divorce. I need to have him served ASAP so I can get him to pay the child support he agreed to when we separated and has neglected for the past 3 years!

How am I supposed to have him served if I can’t find him?!?

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.