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This week, CinemaCon, the most important event attended by theater owners from around the world, took place in Las Vegas. During her presentation regarding the forthcoming film Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde was served legal papers from her ex-Jason Sudeikis while on stage. The actress was surprised when she was handed the documents and reportedly believed it to be a script. According to People magazine, the papers pertained to her children and were likely custody papers.

Wilde and Sudeikis were engaged for 7 years before they ended their relationship in November 2020. They are the parents of two children, Otis (8) and Daisy (5). Sudeikis has made a statement making it clear that he did not know she would be served in “such an inappropriate manner.” However, a people magazine source claims that it is not likely that Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of the details concerning how Wilde would be served since lawyers (and process servers) often ask their clients for information on where the other party can be served.

In making a ruling, courts consider multiple factors to determine what is in the best interest of the child. The conflict between both parties can be taken into account and causing one another embarrassment can cause conflict. However, this incident will likely have no bearing on the child custody determination.

While it is extremely awkward and seemingly inappropriate that Wilde was served so publicly, process servers often approach and serve individuals in public settings or on the street. However, this incident is concerning because the server was able to access the event stage without interference from security. Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser has assured the public and event attendees that the CinemaCon team will review their security and safety procedures.

Who Can Serve Legal Papers in Pennsylvania?

Family court papers can be served to the defendant (the non-filing party) by mail. They can also be delivered by hand by a deputy or another party that is considered a legal, competent adult. Process servers can deliver legal documents, including complaints, divorce papers, custody papers, subpoenas, or other court documents, to those involved in legal cases.

It is important to note that the non-filing party must still be served even if you are filing a no-fault divorce. They must be served within 30 days of your filing, and you must prove that they have been served. In some cases, people may hire a professional service to serve the other party.

What Can & Can’t a Process Server Do to Serve Papers in PA

The process server should not be a party involved in the case for which they are serving papers. When they serve the other party, they should not do any of the following actions during the service:

  • Use deception
  • Make threats
  • Trespass
  • Break and enter
  • Go through the contents of someone’s mailbox
  • Use force

Process servers should also clearly identify themselves and state their purpose. There are many legal ways that a process server can deliver the documents, including:

  • By hand
  • By leaving them at the person’s residence
  • By delivering them to another residence
  • By delivering them to their place of work
  • By serving them via mail

For more information concerning serving your ex with papers or help filing for divorce, contact Cairns Law Offices today. Call (888) 863-9115. Our legal services are affordable, and we offer payment plans.

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