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We know how stressful a Divorce can be, especially when the Respondent has failed to Acknowledge Service of the Divorce Petition, or the County Court Bailiff cannot serve the Divorce Petition for you, or is just taking too long to do so!
Do you need help serving divorce petition? Do you feel you are running out of options and wondering what else can be done to bring your Divorce to a conclusion? Don't despair, PB Process Servers UK are expert Process Servers. We have helped the legal service sector, since 2002.
We deal with many divorce cases, successfully serving Divorce Petitions even when the County Court Bailiff has failed to do so. We hope the advice on this page will help you move forward with your Divorce.
Ensure the Divorce Petition is Served Correctly
If the respondent has failed to acknowledge the Petition, you will usually be required to serve this yourself. The options are you can instruct a County Court Bailiff to try and serve the Petition for you, or you can employ a Process Server to do it for you. A Process Server is a person who serves ("delivers") court proceedings. You might also be surprised to learn a Process Server can cost less than the Court Bailiff.
You must ensure the Petition is served correctly in order to proceed further with your divorce. You will need to file evidence with court to show how the respondent was served. A Petition cannot usually just be posted through the letterbox. The Petition must be handed to or left with the Respondent. You can ensure it is served correctly by employing a Process Server to do this for you.
Whilst a Process Server cannot guarantee your divorce petition will be served personally, they should still be able to help you even if they have had problems serving the Petition. If service has been unsuccessful, then a Statement of Attempted Service can be completed. The statement of attempted service can be used as additional evidence to prove to the Court the Respondent is evasive. It will detail what reasonable attempts have been made to serve the Petition. You may then be able to ask the Court to Dispense with Service or apply for Deemed Service. You may also be able to apply for an Order that allows your Petition to be served by an alternative method, such as placing through the letterbox.
Why are we so successful?
In a nutshell PB Process Servers UK are experts at serving court papers. Serving Court Papers is all we do and everything we do is geared towards helping you get the Petition served as quickly as possible. We will attend during the day, on an evening or at a weekend when necessary, something we believe the County Court Bailiffs will not do. We will make our first attendance normally within 2-3 working days, rather than weeks or sometimes months as we so often hear about Court bailiffs!
It costs less than the County Court Bailiff
You might be surprised to learn that we charge less to serve a Divorce Petition than what the County Court would charge you! We provide low cost, fixed fee service and we will make multiple visits (usually up to three) to the one address.
Once the Divorce Petition is served, we will provide you with a Statement of Service which you then lodge with the Court. This confirms the date and time the Petition was served. If we cannot personally serve the Petition then we will provide a statement of attempted service. You can use this to demonstrate to the court the reasonable efforts made to serve the Petition and hopefully move to the next stage of your divorce.
Nationwide, Fixed Fee Service
We cover the whole of England and Wales. We have a large network of experienced, local Process Servers who will attend the address to serve the Divorce Petition for you. We make evening and weekend visits when necessary and once served we send you proof of service to you.
To instruct a Process Server
To instruct a Process Server we are normally sent the Application for Divorce, the acknowledgement of service and the notice of proceedings. More recently, we are sent the Application for divorce and the invitation to file and acknowledgement of service. If you do not have copies of these documents you will need to ask the court for them. You will need to tell the court you are instructing a Process Server and may be required to provide our details.
Sending a photograph or Description of the Respondent is also useful to help identify the person to be served along with any helpful information such as their working hours or when they most likely can be found at their property.
We are here to help!
We are here to help! If you would like to discuss your matter with us, please telephone or email us. We have helpful and friendly staff that can provide assistance. Please bear in mind, we are not Solicitors so cannot provide legal advice.
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