I am trying to get full custody and changing my daughters last name but her dad is in Maximum prison and won’t be released until 2026. Do I need to call the prison to let them know he’s going to receive these papers? And when I go to file them at the court house do I let them know too that he’s in prison? I’ve never done this before and I haven’t gone to see a lawyer in person to get this help that I need ! Should I go see a lawyer in person that can look over my papers to make sure I filled them out right that won’t charge me an arm or a leg ?
You can go to an attorney and have them review your documents without it costing too much.
Regarding service, you will want to contact the prison itself and ask them how they prefer that service be done. Usually, a guard/sheriff/someone will take the documents and serve them on the incarcerated and get the proper return documents sent back to you. They may require that you mail, fax, or email the signed papers to be served to that particular person at the jail.
Best of luck!
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