Chicago, IL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Illinois

Q: Can the sheriff serve a summons for divorce to my spouses parents house?

My spouse has been homeless for a while. I really need to get our divorce done. We’ve been separated since 2015. He said I can get them sent to his dads house. Will they serve it to his dad?

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2 Lawyer Answers
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
Answered
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: No, not unless your spouse lives there.

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
Answered
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The Service of Summons would only be valid if your spouse was an actual member of that household, i.e., resided there.

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