I'm not going through the sheriff or a process server since a mutual friend agreed to deliver the paperwork, and I'm just wondering about the general process and what all needs to be given or returned.
I know the respondent gets a copy of the divorce paperwork I filed and the friend has to fill out a declaration of service but what other paperwork is necessary? Do I get back to declaration of service and file it with the court myself or is the friend/respondent supposed to do it? Someone had said something about a summons, how does that figure in?
The State of Oregon maintains a website with all of the forms and directions which answer your questions....and which you may access here. Click Divorce Forms
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I do not know everything that you filed, but assuming it is a typical initial divorce filing - you have to serve true copies of the Summons, Petition, and Notice that you filed confidential information forms. There is also probably an Acknowledgement form regarding Dissolution that the court form packets include. Once served, the server completes the declaration of service and you file that and the original summons with the court. If you do not get the other party "personally" served, there are other steps. If your mutual friend may be a witness in your case, you may want to use someone else.
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