Rochester Divorce Lawyer Explains How to Serve Your Spouse with Divorce PapersWhen clients call me as a Rochester Divorce Lawyer looking to file for divorce, they often have questions about serving their spouse with divorce papers.
- The first step in the divorce process is to file the summons in the county clerk’s office and have the other party served with divorce papers.
- The filing party cannot simply give the summons to the other party. It must be handed to them by a process server or other third person.
- Once the summons is filed in the clerk’s office, our process server serves the other party –either at home or at work.
- We encourage our client to forewarn their spouse that the summons is coming and choose the best time and place.