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3 Resources You Can Use to Serve Divorce Papers to a Missing Spouse

Posted on: January 30th, 2018 by admin

You’ve filled out the paperwork and are ready to serve your spouse their divorce papers. In most cases, the papers can be delivered personally or sent through the mail. Easy, right? However, to your absolute shock, your spouse suddenly disappears. Now, you’re left wondering how in the world you’re going to serve those divorce papers without your partner’s latest contact information. Fortunately, there are several resources in place that assist individuals in serving their spouses. Check out the list below to find out which of these options fit your needs.

Service of Process: If you can’t serve divorce papers to your spouse via delivery in person or through the mail, it is possible to ask another individual to serve the paperwork for you. The individual must be an adult and can be a friend, paid process server, or a county sheriff. Your spouse can attempt to refuse the papers by not answering their door, but the process server can hand the paperwork over when they leave for work or even go to your spouse’s place of employment to deliver the paperwork.

Substitute Service: If the process server attempts three times to deliver the divorce paperwork at your spouse’s home or place of employment and your spouse is not there, the process server can leave the documents with an adult that lives in the spouse’s house or an adult in charge of his place of employment. In this case of substitute service, the process server must inform the alternative party that they are delivering important legal documents for the spouse. Afterwards, the process server will be responsible for filling out a Declaration of Due Diligence form listing the attempts made to serve your spouse. They must also fill out a Proof of Service form and provide a physical description of the person whom they gave the paperwork to.

Service of Publication: As a last resort and after you have exhausted the resources above, you can choose to move on and attempt to serve your spouse’s paperwork through service of publication. For this service, individuals must publish their summons and complaint in a newspaper that is distributed in the region your spouse may reside in. However, before you can use this service you must present your evidence to the court that you attempted to serve your spouse before reaching this last resort. If the court is convinced you did everything possible to contact your spouse, they will allow you to proceed with this service.

Divorce can be stressful and having a missing spouse may seem like you’ll never be able to proceed with your new life. However, there are resources out there to help you divorce your spouse, including attorneys with years of experience in divorce proceedings. If you’re not sure which resource to use to serve your missing spouse, reach out to us at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLC for a free consultation. We’ll do our best to get your case moving forward.

Lydia Hsu Promoted to Senior Associate Attorney

Posted on: August 21st, 2017 by admin

James Hoover and Travis Krepelka announce the promotion of Lydia Hsu to Senior Associate Attorney. Lydia has extensive court experience and is extremely well-versed in domestic violence and child visitation matters. She is fluent in Mandarin and is an integral part of our team of family law attorneys. Please join us in extending a huge congratulations to Lydia!

Lydia E. Hsu

Travis Krepelka Talk – Divorce: Custody & Visitation Rights pt2

Posted on: March 24th, 2017 by admin

Watch as Travis Krepelka of Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP continues his previous topic of “Divorce: Custody & Visitation Rights.

Three Major Elements That Can Make Divorce Very Nasty

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by admin

Watch as Travis Krepelka of Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP speaks about the three major reasons divorce can be a very expensive decision. Tune in for the next bit of advice Travis gives, or visit hooverkrepelka.com to speak with a Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP. attorney.

Divorce Filing Spikes in January – Travis Krepelka’s First 2017 Blog Post

Posted on: January 12th, 2017 by admin

Travis Krepelka of Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP shares his first blog video of 2017. In this video, he shares information on divorce spikes in January, consistently.

Committing to a Prenuptial Agreement before You Commit to Marriage

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by admin

“Our love will last forever, we don’t need a prenuptial agreement.”

This sentiment certainly feels true when you are still in the planning phases of your big day and may even last long after the honeymoon. The common misconception is that prenuptial agreements show a lack of trust in your relationship, when actually it is a symbol of solidarity and pragmatism that a good, solid relationship needs.

By outlining the outcome of a divorce, no matter the cause, and ensuring that the split will be as amicable as possible can set both parties at ease. Marriages based on honesty and real love can become stronger when both people are aware that the other cannot take advantage of them. (more…)

James J. Hoover Becomes Certified Member Of Lawyers Of Distinction

Posted on: December 7th, 2016 by admin

Lawyers of Distinction LogoThe Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that James J. Hoover of Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, has been certified as a member.  The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States.  Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history.

Mr. James J. Hoover represents individuals in all aspects of family law matters, including but not limited to, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property identification, characterization, valuation and division, breaches of fiduciary duties, domestic violence, reimbursement claims, premarital and postnuptial agreements and related family law matters.  Applying his many years of experience, Mr. Hoover skillfully settles and if necessary, litigates all of the above family law legal issues.
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Testimonial by: Amanda N.

Posted on: November 17th, 2016 by admin

“I was referred to Hoover Krepelka by a friend, and I’m glad I chose this firm. Travis is extremely knowledgeable, straightforward, and honest, even if you don’t want to hear it. He’s not going to waste your time, and money, trying out strategies that aren’t going to work. They handled my case well and got me the outcome I wanted in the end. As a team, Travis and Kara did everything right! You can’t go wrong with this team!”

— Amanda N.

Family Law Mediation In California

Posted on: October 15th, 2016 by admin

Family law mediation plays a significant role in courts all across California. When spouses decide that filing for divorce is the best option for them, mediation may play a role in the outcome of the divorce. If the couple cannot agree on material issues in the settlement of the divorce they may attend mediation in an attempt to resolve the disagreements. When parents, whether married or not, cannot come to an out of court agreement regarding the custody of their mutual children, family law mediation will be ordered by the court. (more…)

Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP congratulates Kara Foster on her promotion to Senior Associate Attorney.

Posted on: August 19th, 2016 by admin

The team at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP congratulates Kara Foster on her promotion to Senior Associate Attorney. Kara is an integral part of the firm and successfully manages highly complex family law issues for our clients. Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion, Kara!

Ms. Kara N. Foster attended the University of California, San Diego for her undergraduate education. There she received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Ms. Foster worked her way through her undergraduate career as a laboratory intern for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Neurocrine Biosciences and Crinetics Pharmaceuticals.

A Northern California native, Ms. Foster returned to the Bay Area for Law School at Santa Clara University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor. Originally planning to practice Patent Law, she instead found her calling in Family Law, helping people through difficult life situations. While in law school she worked for the Northern California Innocence Project which helps exonerate wrongfully convicted persons. She also gained valuable experience in the Dependency Court and earned a Pro Bono Award as a Certified Law Clerk for The Law Offices of Allen Korenstein. Ms. Foster joined Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP as a law clerk in 2012 and became an associate upon passing the California State Bar. In 2016, she was promoted to senior associate.

In her free time Ms. Foster enjoys reading and baking as well as sky diving, snowboarding and cheering on local Bay Area sports teams.

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