Legal Question in Family Law in Georgia

In child addoption i cannot locate the mother for her location. she is 15 months in child support. the only address she would provide me was a po box. can i send the paper work there certified and this serve as legally served.

Asked on 10/14/10, 12:09 pm

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Phillip M. Cook Cook Legal Services, LLC
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No. You may need to serve the mother through "publication." You will have to get the Court's permission to do so. I strongly recommend that you consult an attorney.

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Answered on 10/19/10, 12:13 pm
Glen Ashman Ashman Law Office
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No. And if you are thinking of doing an adoption without a lawyer, even most attorneys lack the knowledge to do one, so hire a good adoption lawyer.

A court may approve other means of service, although mail is not one of them.

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Answered on 10/19/10, 12:41 pm

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