Once an Orange County divorce or paternity action has been filed and the Clerk of the Court has issued a Summons, the Summons and a copy of the Petition must be served on the opposing party. There are times when it is necessary for someone to be served while they are at work. Florida statutes state that employers, when contacted by an individual authorized to make service of process, shall permit the authorized individual to make service on employees in a private area designated by the employer.
When the person being served is a business owner, if two or more attempts to a serve a sole proprietor at his or her place of business have not been successful, substitute service may made at the place of business, during regular business hours, by serving the person in charge of the business at the time of service.
Proper service of a Petition for Divorce or Petition for Paternity is crucial. Hiring a qualified Orange County divorce or paternity attorney is the first step in navigating the complicated and confusing family law process. When you are ready to proceed with your family law action, contact Family Law of Orlando to schedule an initial consultation with Attorney Wade P. Luther. You can contact us by email or by calling (407) 835-9900.