My lawyer filed papers about a month ago for custody of my son and my ex still has not been served.
How long should it take before my ex is served with papers?
I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general information regarding your situation.
It depends on the local court procedures as well as the type of service your attorney has requested.
If your local court system is backed up and the local sheriff’s office is serving the summons, it could take quite a while for your ex to be served.
If your local courts are not backed up and your attorney has requested for the paperwork to be served by a private process server, it happens much faster.
That being said, you may want to check with the clerk’s office to ensure that the custody paperwork has been filed. You may also want to consult with another local attorney that will know exactly how long the process takes in your jurisdiction.