Should I Sign A Waiver Of Service In An Uncontested Divorce?

waiver of serviceQuestion:

My wife hired an attorney just to complete the paperwork in our uncontested divorce. She brought home a waiver of service and said I need to sign it before she can file. Is this true or would it be a mistake to sign it?


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 tips regarding divorce settlement actions.

I would first recommend you consult with an attorney in your state in order to have that attorney review the settlement agreement prior to your signature.

Indiana divorce attorney Blake Reed
Indiana divorce attorney Blake Reed

If you are waiving service by mail, then that would most likely be acceptable. However, if you are waiving other forms of service, I would discuss the matter with an attorney in your state. I have talked to many potential clients that do not hire an attorney and sign an unfavorable settlement agreement.

Please have an attorney review the information prior to signature.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Indiana divorce lawyer Blake Reed, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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