Can I serve my spouse divorce papers the mail in California? Service of divorce papers can also take place by mail so long as your spouse signs a document called a notice and acknowledgement of receipt. Once your spouse signs this document and returns it to your divorce lawyer, service has taken place and the clock starts ticking on your spouse’s response.
Who can serve papers in California? Any person who is at least 18 years old and not involved in the case may serve papers. The person who serves the papers will have to fill out a Proof of Service form showing what they gave (served) to the other parties. Choose someone to serve the papers who is able to fill out the form.
Can you be served by mail in California? Service by mail is permitted for all papers if the party to be served lives outside California. In these circumstances the mailing must be by Registered or Certified Mail and must have the Return Receipt Requested form attached and filled out.
Can a wife serve her husband divorce papers? Your spouse can be served anywhere – at home, at work, etc. Whoever serves the Defendant must complete an Affidavit of Service stating when, where and what documents were served on the Defendant. If you use the sheriff or a private process server, they may have their own form to complete as proof of service.