How do I go about having a domestic violence restraining order to someone who keeps evading the server?
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I recommend handing it over to the sheriff to serve, but you might need to have it re -issued, depending on how close you are to the court date. Also, check with the process server about sub-service. If you have found this helpful and/or the best answer, please relay that information to the attorney by checking on the appropriate box below. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you and best of luck to you
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I agree that it might be best to have the sheriff serve him. I have doubts about the possibility of substitute service. These come with orders re behavio until the hearing. Absent personal service , I doubt you can enforce them.
Think you should use counsel. He/She can also address the issue as to whether or not service was actually accomplished when the tagret said he would not accept any papers. Service does not depend on his "acceptance".
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I agree you should contact the Sheriff's department to have him served. You may also want to look into hiring a private investigator that has a law enforcement back ground to serve him instead of a process server. He needs to be personally served.