To serve a document by special service means you have to give a copy of that document to your partner by either:
- getting someone like a family member, friend, or process server to give the copy to your partner in person
- giving the copy directly to your partner’s lawyer
- giving the copy to an adult living at the same home as your partner and also mailing a copy of the document your partner’s address within one day
There are rules about how to serve a document by special service that depend on how you serve the document. For example, you can mail the document but your partner must mail you back a special form to say that they received your document.