It is possible to lay low and evade service for a while, but eventually the person who has taken out the order will ask the judge to authorize service through other means, like registered letters, or even issue a warrant for your arrest.
Many people in your situation feel that they are being unfairly targeted by a vengeful ex or a spouse in a bad divorce, and in a lot of cases they’re exactly right.
But avoiding service doesn’t change the situation, and it doesn’t help you in the long run.
The best thing you can do is accept the service, then talk to an experienced attorney who can help you respond appropriately.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we work with people facing orders of protection and family law issues all the time.
We can help you protect yourself – and your future – regardless of the circumstances that got you here.
Call us at 718-599-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free today.