California Divorce Form FL 335 Proof of Service By Mail

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Learn how to complete form FL 335, Proof of Service by Mail.  This form must be completed when your spouse is served with any uncontested divorce documents by mail in California. For example, when responding to a divorce, the respondent must complete FL 335 and file it with the court once the process server completes the service of process.

The person serving the documents cannot be a party to the divorce. This means you cannot serve the documents personally on your spouse.

Referring back to the sample, the petitioner or respondent will use FL 335 to serve documents on each other by mail after the petition and response have been filed with the court. Financial disclosures can be served on either party by mail. The person performing the process service must complete FL 335 and file it with the court.

In the header section of the form, the party serving the documents will insert their personal information. As an example, the respondent (Kelly) is serving the petitioner with her response to the divorce (FL 120), FL 142 Schedule of Assets & Debts,  and FL 140, Declaration of Disclosure.

Kelly Richardson will have to provide her personal information on the heading of the form. She must also insert the courthouse location information in which the matter is assigned. Kelly must also insert the case number.

FL 335

Case Number

Kelly will provide the proof of service and documents referenced above to the process server. The process server, Tracy Ross, will complete the remaining of the form.

Tracy will insert her place of business or personal residence in item two (2). Next, Tracy will insert the title of the forms she will mail to William Richardson and select how she sent the documents (3a).

FL 335 Divorce

Finally, Tracy will insert William’s name, mailing address, and the date in which she mailed the documents to William on Kelly’s behalf.

FL 335 Signature

Tracy will date and sign the form once she mails the documents. Tracy must return the form to Kelly. Kelly will make two copies of the signed form. One copy will be mailed to the opposing party for his/her records. The signed original will be filed with the court. You can mail a copy of the form to the family law clerk’s office for filing or drop it off in person.

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