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Bailiff service - what next?

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26 Sep 12 #358096 by MsConfused
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Hi,

My ex-husband did not respond to the divorce petition I filed in August, although he threatened to contest it on the grounds of my allegations of unreasonable behaviour. Following his inaction, I paid for the court bailiff to serve the papers again two weeks ago.

I have heard nothing from the court or the bailiff and have no idea how long I have to wait before taking further action, or what action, if any, I should be taking. Can you please advise?

Thanks!

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27 Sep 12 #358114 by LittleMrMike
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Normally you''d get a copy of the acknowledgment of service. Where the Petition has been served by a bailiff, I''m not sure of the position and it might be worth checking with the Court and asking for confirmation that it has been served ; he may still have time to file an acknowledgment of service. You''d need to know the date of service and be sure when the seven day period expires.

But when you get that, your next step is to lodge a request for Directions together with an affidavit proving the facts relied on.

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27 Sep 12 #358139 by christiger
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how much is it to get the court baliff to serve the papers
thanks

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27 Sep 12 #358146 by LittleMrMike
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Er - didn''t you say you;d paid for it ?

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27 Sep 12 #358169 by maisymoos
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Christiger give your local court a call and check.

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27 Sep 12 #358176 by veryniaive
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MsConfused wrote:

Hi,

My ex-husband did not respond to the divorce Petition I filed in August, although he threatened to contest it on the grounds of my allegations of unreasonable behaviour. Following his inaction, I paid for the court bailiff to serve the papers again two weeks ago.

I have heard nothing from the court or the bailiff and have no idea how long I have to wait before taking further action, or what action, if any, I should be taking. Can you please advise?

Thanks!


Hello

Yes check with the court - it could be that he has somehow dodged the bailiff. My ex did return the acknowledgemnt to court but unsigned - a sign of his protest (awkwardness)

Eventually I applied for deemed service - a simple statement that I had evidnce that he was playing silly buggers.

If you sent it recorded delivery in the firstinstance this is proof. My ex slipped up by actually emailing me to say he had them and had returned them unsigned.

Erm clever, erm methinks not

Jess x

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27 Sep 12 #358240 by dangibbin
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To be honest as a process server i do a divorce nearly every day and we charge about £70-£80 and will generally get the job done within 24 hours, so a lot quicker than a court bailiff and cheaper.
We can provide a national service.

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