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What you can do when the court has been unable to serve your divorce petition.

What you can do when the court has been unable to serve your divorce petition.

Reasons for Using The UK National Process Servers:

  • If the respondent has not acknowledged the divorce petition, you need to serve it yourself.

  • The UK National Process Servers specialise in delivering court proceedings and are a cost-effective choice.

Proper Service:

  • It's crucial to ensure that the divorce petition is served correctly. In most cases, you cannot simply post it through the letterbox. The petition must be handed to or left with the respondent. The Process Server ensures the correct service method is followed.

Evidence of Service:

  • After service, you will need to file our evidence statement with the court to show how the respondent was served. This evidence is typically in the form of a Statement of Service, which confirms the date and time the petition was served.

Unsuccessful Service:

  • If service attempts by the Process Server are unsuccessful, a Statement of Attempted Service will be completed by The UK National Process Servers. This document details the reasonable efforts made to serve the petition and can be used to demonstrate to the court that you are trying to serve to move on in life and the respondent is evasive.

Alternative Service Methods:

  • In some cases, you may be able to ask the court to dispense with service or apply for deemed service if the methods to serve as we have shown in our statement have failed. You can also apply for an order allowing the petition to be served by an alternative method, such as placing it through the letterbox.

Why Choose The UK National Process Servers?:

  • Process Servers at The UK National Process Servers specialise in serving court papers and are often more efficient and flexible than County Court Bailiffs. They make multiple visits during the day, evenings, or weekends when necessary, and they aim for a quick turnaround time. The company has hundreds of satisfied clients and 5-Star Google reviews.


  • Surprise Surprise! It is surprising, but The UK National Process Servers often charge less for serving divorce petitions compared to County Court Bailiffs. They offer a fixed fee service and make multiple visits if needed. The certificate of service ( statement) is included in the fixed fee.

Nationwide Service:

  • The UK National Process Servers provide nationwide coverage and have a network of experienced local process servers throughout the U.K. and overseas. So offer a high success rate in serving divorce petitions throughout the U.K. and abroad.

Instructions for a Process Server:

  • To instruct The UK National Process Servers is very simple, you just email the documents to us and send us the divorce application and related documents. You may also provide a photograph or description of the respondent to help us identify them.

In summary, using The UK National Process Servers is a practical and cost-effective way to serve a divorce petition when the court bailiff cannot do so. We specialise in serving legal documents to ensure that the proper procedures are followed.

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