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I live in AZ but my husband lives in AL. I hired a process server to have him served divorce papers, but his mother accepted them on his behalf and the service was considered substituted service. Will Maricopa County Superior Court (I live in MC) accept it before finalizing my divorce?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Alabama

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No

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Cannot afford one

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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

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Does the proof of service state he was served or the mother?

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