Family law - Divorce in Santa Clara - Can respondent's address is out side of the country?
I had the papers served my ex a few months back when he was still around. Now he moved out of the country. Can I use his new out of country mailing address for the court to send divorce decree to him?
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So, to clarify, if he does't file the Notice of Change of Address, you should have him served at both his official and his actual address.
Yes, of course. It would make no sense to mail it to him at any other address.
By the way, I hope that you're aware that a decree doesn't just happen automatically. (I ask because you said that you just served him a few months back.)
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My understanding is that service by mail to the address on file with the court is effective service. The party being served has the duty to keep their address current with the court.
And please remind your husband to make sure he changes his address with the court. For court purposes his address is whatever was on file last time he filed some papers unless he filed the change of address form.
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