Does divorce petition paperwork "expire"?

Asked about 4 years ago - Long Beach, CA

Had paperwork drawn up in March '10, still have not served spouse in December '10. Is it still valid?

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  1. Michael John Harrington


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . If you look on the court's docket online you will notice that a hearing is set up in advance for non-proof of service and it is taken off calendar once you file the proof of service. So you will have to explain the reason for not serving the other party in order to keep the case from being dismissed. Check with the court clerk.

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