Divorce in California- My attorney and process server have been trying to serve Steve with divorce papers for more than a month.

Asked about 2 years ago - Orangevale, CA

Am I limited in the amount of days/months I have to serve him? Are there obvious legal advantages that would motivate him to delay being served?

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  1. Donald Frederick Conviser

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . If your process server can't get your husband served after diligent efforts, he can sub-serve your husband by serving the papers to somebody at your husband's home or work over the age of 18 years and mailing a copy of the papers to your husband. You do have limited time to serve your husband, so he should be served as soon as reasonably possible.

    Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on, as each situation is... more
  2. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer


    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . Be careful. Your husband might be trying to establish residency elsewhere or is simply shopping for an attorney before being served and wants the attorney to have the full 30 days in which to respond. More likely is that he does not want the divorce and is hoping that a delay will cause you to change your mind.

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