Being served vs. Signing a waiver TX

What is the difference legally between being served your divorce papers or
signing the waiver and accepting them. What changes if I accept them and sign? I
really need to know. Which would you suggest and why?

Thank you

Asked on May 6, 2016 under Family Law, Texas


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Whether you sign the notice of acknowledgment and receipt or are served with the documents does not change anything because both are alternative methods of service of process..
If you are trying to evade being served, then let a process server try to find and serve you with the documents.

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