Q: My ex is slow mailing the papers back! He does not care that they are time sensitive! What do I do?
I filed for divorce in June. The plan was to serve my ex via publication. However, mysteriously out of the blue his "fiance" contacted me, offering to file for the divorce and pay for it. I already filed. She insisted the papers be served to my husband via email instead of publication, "so it would go faster." She LIED multiple times about when she mailed the papers back. She mailed them ten days after the date she originally said she mailed them. Now, we are running way behind. Twenty days behind. My lawyer still has to request the hearing, and mail my husband the Notice of Hearing and somehow SC Law recently was changed to where proof of service, alone is no longer admissible. The defendant has to mail an extra form if they are going to be absent. The woman is not the person I am divorcing and she has been acting as a guard. We have not heard anything personally from my husband. So that aside, what do I do? This derails the divorce. Is it just stuck?
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