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Wyoming Service of Process for Divorce
The Server

A process server does not have to be licensed in Wyoming. However, he or she must be authorized by the county court in which they serve. Process may be served within the state, by the sheriff of the county where the service is made, or by the sheriff or deputy, or, at the request of the plaintiff, by any other person of the age of majority, not a party to the action, appointed for such purpose by the clerk.

Serving Process

The summons and complaint shall be served together. The plaintiff shall furnish the person making service with such copies as are necessary. The plaintiff directs the clerk in the manner of service of the divorce papers.

At the request of the plaintiff and upon payment of the applicable fees and costs, the clerk shall deliver the divorce papers to the sheriff for service as directed by the plaintiff, or make service by either certified mail or by first class mail as directed by plaintiff, or forward a copy of the summons and complaint to the Secretary of State, as statutory attorney-in-fact, for service as specified by any applicable statute.

Personal or substituted service is accomplished by delivering the divorce papers to the defendant personally, or by delivering the papers to the plaintiff’s dwelling place or usual place of abode to a family member over the age of 16 and advising that person of the purpose of the papers, or by delivering the papers to an agent or attorney-in-fact authorized by appointment or statute to receive or accept them on the individual’s behalf. In addition, the clerk of courts may send the plaintiff the papers by certified mail, return receipt requested, and delivery restricted to the addressee.

The plaintiff shall furnish the person making service with such copies of the complaint or order as are necessary and shall advance the costs of service. For service by certified mail, the plaintiff shall pay to the clerk a fee of ten dollars for each complaint to be served. For service by first class mail, the plaintiff shall pay to the clerk a fee of five dollars for each complaint to be served.

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