South Carolina Info

South Carolina Divorce Start Your Divorce Find Professionals South Carolina Articles Divorce Facts Divorce Grounds Residency Divorce Laws Mediation/Counseling Divorce Process Legal Separation Annulments Property Division Alimony Child Custody Child Support Divorce Forms Process Service Grandparent Rights Forum South Carolina Products Divorce by County

South Carolina Articles

Divorce/General SEE ALL

Info Categories

Contemplating Divorce Children & Divorce Divorce, Dollars & Debt Divorce Laws Divorce Process Divorce Negotiation SEE ALL

More Information

Articles Checklists Research Center Cases of Interest Dictionary Encyclopedia Encyclopedia (pop-up) Blogs

For Professionals

Advertise With Us Free Network Page Join Our Network Submit Articles Case Management Sign In

Network Sites

South Carolina Divorce Support South Carolina Divorce Online

South Carolina Service of Process for Divorce
The Server

Process servers in South Carolina are not licensed. The sheriff or his deputy or any other duly constituted law enforcement officer, or any person designated by the court who is not less than 18 years of age and not an attorney in, or a party to, the action may serve divorce papers.

The summons is signed by the plaintiff or his or her attorney, and names the court, the case number, the parties, the name and address of the plaintiff’s attorney, if any, or the plaintiff’s address, and the time required for the defendant to appear and defend, and notification that his or her failure to do so means a default judgment against him or her for the relief demanded in the complaint.

Serving Process

In a divorce, personal service is accomplished by delivering a copy of the summons and complaint to the defendant personally or by leaving copies at his or her dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion who lives there, or by delivering a copy to an agent authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process.

The person serving the process makes proof of service. If the sheriff or his deputy serves process, a certificate shall make proof of service. If served by any other person, that person shall make an affidavit, and if served by publication, the printer or publisher shall make an affidavit, and if mailing of process is permitted or required by law, the party or his attorney shall make an affidavit of mailing.

Service of a summons and complaint upon a defendant may be made by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and delivery restricted to the addressee. Service is effective upon the date of delivery as shown on the return receipt. Mail service shall not be the basis for the entry of a default or a judgment by default unless the record contains a return receipt showing the acceptance by the defendant.

No other proof of service shall be required when acceptance of service is acknowledged in writing and signed by the person served or his attorney, and delivered to the person making service. The acknowledgement shall state the place and date service is accepted.

Start South Carolina Divorce Start Your South Carolina Online Divorce Today
Easy, Fast and Affordable with a 100% Guarantee.
South Carolina Divorce Find South Carolina Divorce Professionals in Your Area:
Join the Network
South Carolina Divorce Products, Services and Solutions South Carolina Divorce Products, Services and Solutions
South Carolina Divorce Resources to Help You Through the Process.
Online Parenting Class South Carolina Mandatory Online Parenting Class
Easy and convenient - complete at your own pace online.
Divorce and Custody Books Discount Divorce Bookstore
Over 100 Titles of the Best Books on Divorce & Custody.
Divorce Downloads Divorce Download Center
Instantly Download, Books, Manuals, & Forms.
Divorce Worksheet Free South Carolina Divorce Worksheet & Separation Agreement
Your Guide to Get Organized and Put Everything in Writing.
Divorce Lawyers & Mediators
 

Find Professionals

Easily Connect With a Lawyer or Mediator
Have Divorce Professionals from Your Area Contact You!
Enter Your Zip Code:

 

Start Your Divorce File for a South Carolina Divorce

 

Settle Your Divorce Negotiate Your South Carolina Divorce

 

Support Forum South Carolina Support Forum

Children In Between - Online Parenting Class


FEATURED TOOL - Name Change Notification Kit (easily complete your name change without the headaches)

Guarantee Official PayPal Seal Facebook Twitter Versign Secure Site
Limited Offer Women's Rights Manual For Divorce
Cover Price: $55.95
Your Price: $29.95
You Save: $26.00

"The Absolute Best Investment in Your Divorce"

Men's Rights Manual For Divorce
Cover Price: $55.95
Your Price: $29.95
You Save: $26.00

"Uncover Your Options and Unleash Solutions"