Park Forest, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: Can the Sheriff serve you a summons at your parent's house? Not my place of residency.

The sheriff did not leave anything. My father told me that the sheriff said that I can pick the summons up at a court house. Is this considered the proper way of severing someone with a summons to go to court. I'm assuming this is for a divorce. Thank in advance!

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

A: The Sheriff acted properly. When he/she learned that you did not reside at your father's residence, he/she merely made a suggestion that you pick up the papers via counter-service at the Sheriff's office. You are not bound to do so, but if you don't, the person suing you will continue to attempt to have you served. The Sheriff's suggestion that you pick-up the papers is NOT a valid service of Summons.

Martin A. Delaney III
Martin A. Delaney III
Answered
  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Please call our office to set up a 30-minute free consultation to meet with Mrs. Andrea Heckman.

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