Personal service is required for certain types of court proceedings, like:
- Petitions for Divorce
- Applications for Divorce by Written Agreement, and
- urgent or emergency court applications
In some jurisdictions, almost all applications require personal service. When personal service is required, this means that someone has to hand-deliver a package of documents directly to the person being served. Personal service cannot be done by mailing documents to someone, or using a courier, fax, or registered mail. If the person being served has a lawyer, that lawyer may accept service for their client. You should check with the lawyer to make sure they will accept service of the documents.