Q: I informed my child’s mother that I was going to take her to court for 7 and 7 joint custody and she blocked my number
She also blocked me on all social media. I can’t contact her, or my child. She had also moved to a new house within a week of me telling her this, and I don’t know what the address is. How can I find it for her to be served with the papers?
A: There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The first question I have is how old is you child? If he/she is old enough to go to school, you can likely have her served at school during pickup and drop off. If child is not in school, you may want to consider employing a private investigator to find her. Also, if you search for her and cannot find her, you may be able ask the court for alternate service where you are allowed to notify her via a family member or friend. Finally, if you know where she is staying, considering asking the police to do a wellness check on you child and document that you told mom your plans and she blocked you. Speak with an attorney to begin the process.
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