Citation should be ready for pick up or service. It depends if its a private process server or the police.
Private can be faster but once citation is done its generally within 2 weeks. You can sign a waiver of citation so you dont have to be served. Just make sure that is all it is and you demand notice of all other activity. I would file an answer to the petition or better yet hire a family law lawyer.
Upon filing for a divorce, your husband will have either a private process server or a constable to serve a copy of the complaint on you. At the time of service, you will have the first Monday following 20 days to file a written answer to the Petition. There is also the possibility that your husband has requested a Waiver for you to sign waiving jurisdiction over your person. Jurisdiction of you will be ascertained only if you sign and notarize the waiver. Be a little patience and seek an attorney to protect your rights immediately after receiving the service of process.
If you sign a waiver of service or file an answer, then you won't be served. Otherwise it depends how quickly Intake gets the citation ready, whether it's being mailed or picked up, whether it's being served by a constable or a process server, and other factors.
This answer DOES NOT establish an attorney-client relationship. This answer is based on the limited information provided and is not intended to be conclusive advice. There are likely other factors that might influence or change the advice after a more lengthy consultation.
When he pays for service. If you want you can file an answer and you don't have to worry about being served. You will be part of the case as if you had been served, and you will be entitled to notice of all hearings. Might want to meet with a lawyer first to understand your rights and the process.
Ms. Laster practices in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant Coun
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