My name isXXXXX a licensed attorney. Glad to try and help out.
Sure sorry for the circumstances, truly. My heart goes out to you.
Accordingly, I'm pleased to share the following information with you.
Here's the free forms you need:
It's a three-part process, and hence three forms, meaning you ask for the relief (application), it's granted (order), and then you show what you did (proof).
If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please just say the word by using "reply" to reach me.
I truly hope all works out for you.
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX
Thank you for asking. When I filed the motion for contempt, I was planning on serving her attorney. I then found out that he was no longer representing her, so I started thinking about service by publication. Upon reading the documents, it has become clear that the time it takes to do service by publication will land us past the actual court date for motion for contempt. Therefor I've done some research and learned about service by substitution, where I have someone served in her 'household' and also mail a copy to the house. Now I'm wondering if you can please tell me, is service by substitution allowed on a contempt motion? If so, are there special forms I need to use for this process?
Thank you Ben,
Is there a special time frame on substituded service?
And I've read two numbers for the standard time frame required for service, 14 days before hearing and elsewhere it said 21 days before hearing.
It will be easy enough to convince the judge that she's avoiding service and hiding from the law, the district attorney child abduction unit detective has been looking for her since August.
You're a great help,
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).