Waiver of Service – what you need to know.
A waiver of service in a divorce case waives your right to be served with the divorce papers. Simple.
There are other statements in a waiver. For example, in the waiver, you can waive your right to object to an Associate judge.
Also, you can decide whether or not you want to receive notice of hearings. If you don’t want the divorce papers, you can still choose to get notice.
This is especially important if you don’t want the court to make decisions on your behalf.
Waiver of service is a good option if you and the other party have an agreement. It will save the other person about $85 to $105 which is the cost of service.
There is another document called a global waiver. This type waiver waives all right in a case or lawsuit.
If you receive a waiver, it should have a copy of the Original Petition. This will help you figure out what the other party wants — and whether or not you should sign it.
Lastly, a waiver of service must be notarized. In other words, you are stating under oath that you understand what a waiver is.
If you need a copy or want to have an idea what this waiver looks like, click here.
You need to talk to a family attorney before you sign the waiver of service. Call us (832) 529-1255.