Leesburg, VA asked in Divorce for Virginia

Q: i need help regarding the acceptance waiver letter.

my husband has signed that form and I have given him the complaint so he would not be formally served but now my circuit court is saying that I have to fill out a service form. I thought singing this document makes a formal service unnecessary? Am I understanding that incorrectly? Backstory, I have done this divorce pro se and it seems like this is the only thing holding back from being sent to the judge. Thank you

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Afsana Chowdhury
Afsana Chowdhury
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It is difficult to answer this question without the opportunity to review your documents. But some circuits have a service form that must be filed with every new complaint letting the court know how service will be made (whether by waiver, private process server, sheriff, etc.). After proper service has been made, several more steps must be completed before the file is sent to a judge for entry. I would recommend that you consult with an attorney in your area to make sure you are doing everything correctly. Fixing errors can be costly and time consuming.

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