Fayetteville, NC asked in Divorce for North Carolina

Q: If the judge gave me another court date, do I have to start the process all over again? Due to the return receipt

the return receipt was not signed by my wife and I went to my court date and the judge gave me another court date, do I have to start the process all over again?

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Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: From these limited facts, it would appear the judge gave you additional time to complete service upon your wife. If she doesn't sign the return receipt then you will not be able to proceed with your lawsuit (because she has not been served). I would recommend you pay the sheriff their $30.00 service fee and let them handle it.

Until she is properly served, you won't be able to proceed. If you can't serve her, the case will eventually be dismissed.

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