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my wife has not been served divorce paper in delaware county

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my wife has not been served divorce paper in delaware county it has been five months constable must do it what is my course of action
Hello, my name is Ely. I am here to help you. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a reply. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice; and (2) my function is to give you honest information and not to tell you what you necessarily wish to hear.

I am sorry for your situation. Actually, the matter is much easier solved than most individuals believe. To understand who, we must understand how service of process works.

To serve someone, you have to serve them:

1) via constable;
2) via certified mail, or
3) via process server.

Now, a constable normally does the job, but they make take a while because it really is up to the constable when to make the delivery. Some are better than others.

Certified mail is also an option, although she can refuse acceptance. So this is a possibly.

Private process service is the best scenario. You can simply request a copy of the summons and the petition from the court and give it to the private process server who will track and serve the individual. While costing a little extra (normally about $75 or so), they are generally very quick at their job. See here:

http://www.serve-now.com/process-server/pennsylvania

They are generally very good at what they do and are very quick to remedy the situation.

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