Milford, NH asked in Family Law for New Hampshire

Q: My daughter got pregnant and found out after the fact that the father is an illegal alien.

He has not paid child support in NH since the baby was born and refuses to. My daughter filled out the forms for the state for support, however, they said that since his address is not listed with the post office with regards to him living there, that they can't serve him with papers. He lives with his fiancee in Amherst NH and has hired a lawyer for the purpose of becoming legal. What should be my daughter's next step be and can an attorney serve him with papers even though he is not listed as living in Amherst with the post office?

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Andrew S. Winters
Andrew S. Winters
Answered
  • Concord, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: If he can't be located your daughter could use the sheriff or professional service process firm to locate and serve him. Alternatively, in some cases a court will allow service by notice through a publication, like a newspaper or even social media. However, they will only. do so if you show all normal attempts at service have failed.

I don't think his immigration status has any relevance to your question.

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