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Spouse Avoiding service of petition

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7 months 4 days ago #510618 by Kieta
Hi
Has anyone been in a situation where their spouse tried to avoid service of the petition.
My soon to be ex agreed that the petition should be sent to the home address after we made a decision to divorce. He moved out soon afterwards and is now ignoring all my emails about the arrival of the petition via post. What do I do next? Has anyone experienced the above? If so how should I progress this? What are the timeframes for responding to the petition? I think it’s 7 days. What will happen if the respondent doesn’t respond within the deadline?
Thanks in advance for your responses

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7 months 4 days ago #510620 by Flower64
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My ex ignored papers, so I paid for a process server to take a new set to him at work . I added the fee to the bill of costs which the judge awarded me. Once they've been served it doesn't matter if he replies or not, you can ask the court to go ahead without his agreement as the papers will be confirmed as having been served.

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7 months 3 days ago #510624 by Kieta
Replied by Kieta on topic Re:Spouse Avoiding service of petition
Thank you for responding to my question, it’s helpful and well appreciated.

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