It is an unhappy fact that, in England and Wales, the average total divorce rate is 33.3%. This means that one in three marriages will fail and eventually lead to a divorce.
It’s not an easy to choice to file for a divorce, and sometimes your spouse does not want to be cooperative. Perhaps they refuse to acknowledge the papers and want to pretend that the divorce is not happening.
You have a few options to use, and one of them is hiring a process server.
Why is process serving needed?
The reasons for the divorce can require that your partner be cooperative during the proceedings in order for things to happen in an orderly manner.
For the majority of cases, it is enough to prove to the courts that your spouse has taken the papers into their possession, it doesn’t necessarily have to acknowledged.
Your partner might also be evasive on purpose to not receive the documentation, or deny all knowledge of the documents being delivered at their homes, and they might refuse to speak to you as well.
There are then two possibilities you have to get your documents served so that you can continue without your partner returning their Acknowledgement of Service. You can opt to pay for a Bailiff Service through the courts, or you can opt to use a process server.
An experienced process server might be more expensive than the Bailiff Service fee, but there’s an advantage to that. A process server will go to greater lengths to ensure that your papers are served
They will not simply follow a few steps, but will instead use a range of skills and resources to make sure that your papers get into the hands of your partner, with papers to prove it.
Additionally, if you choose the Bailiff Service, your appeal needs to be re-issued. This is not the case with a Process Server, who can be employed to ensure that the initial papers are served for you.
Do you need help?
If you’re looking for process serving services to help to get your divorce papers lawfully in the hands of your partner, give us a call at All Lanes.