I wanted my kids adopted by a former friend but she kept them without ever adopting and I owe child support I cannot pay. She has threatened with court. Can contempt papers in tenneessee be served by publication? If not, can they be served at a commercial mailbox place I no longer rent/ use?
RULE 4.04: SERVICE UPON DEFENDANTS WITHIN THE STATE.
The plaintiff shall furnish the person making the service with such copies of the summons and complaint as are necessary. Service shall be made as follows:
(1) Upon an individual other than an unmarried infant or an incompetent person, by delivering a copy of the summons and of the complaint to the individual personally, or if he or she evades or attempts to evade service, by leaving copies thereof at the individual's dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion then residing therein, whose name shall appear on the proof of service, or by delivering the copies to an agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service on behalf of the individual served.
Publication will probably not do, but a person can certainly be served at work.
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