After you file a divorce or child support petition in St. Lucie or Martin County, Florida, you must provide your spouse or other parent with a copy of the filed petition, referred to as service of Service of Divorce or Child Support Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Stuart Floridaprocess. If you do not properly serve your spouse or other parent with a copy of the petition and the summons and your spouse has not waived service, the judge can deny the divorce or child support petition and dismiss your case.

At Baker Street Investigations we have been helping those who represent themselves in court ensure that their rights are preserved by seeking out the other party to your petition and ensuring that all Florida statutes are followed in the service of the appropriate documents. Following Florida's rules for service is very important.

Service of Process

Service of process is determined by state law, through the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. According to Florida law, service is accomplished by handing your spouse or other parent a copy of the divorce or child support petition or leaving copies at his home with an individual 15 years of age or older who also lives in the home. Service provides your spouse or the other parent with notice of the petition's filing and an opportunity to respond. After your the other party receives a copy of the petition, they will have 20 days to respond by filing an answer. The 20 days does not include Sundays or legal holidays.

As a private process server Baker Street Investigations may be able to serve your spouse or other parent with divorce papers faster than the County Sheriff, making a private process server a more convenient option in many instances. In addition, it will be easier to communicate with Baker Street Investigations and learn the status of the service of process than the County Sheriff's office.

We look forward to ensuring that your process service is completed in a lawful and expedient manner.

Thank you for choosing Baker Street Investigations for service of your divorce and/or child support documents within the Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Stuart Florida areas.