A person can still be served while in prison. A spouse or parent of children may wish to serve the incarcerated person with:
- A petition for Divorce or Dissolution of marriage
- A petition for a Legal Separation
- A petition for Annulment
- A Paternity Action which would involve custody, visitation and support of children
- A Request for Order to change an existing court order
When a person is incarcerated, service papers are typically sent to a specific room or department in the prison that handles ‘proof of service’. The service packet will be given to the respondent by an authorized person who will sign the ‘proof of service’. This is similar to a process server. It is the responsibility of the petitioner to find the correct prison address for service.