1. to be in writing and to address directly to the defendant, in the case of an individual, or an officer, director or registered representative entitled by appointment or by law to receive service of the proceedings of a defendant subject to service under § 8.01-299, §§ 8.01-301 to 8.01-306 or § 8.01-320; If the parties reach an agreement, the agreement must be reduced in writing and signed by both parties. In addition, the parties must sign a waiver of divorce at the final hearing, which informs the court that both parties know that they have the right to ask the judge to rule on all contentious issues, but that they have chosen to waive this right because they have reached a mutually satisfactory agreement. In all divorce proceedings, the defendant must receive a copy of the divorce action filed by the plaintiff. This is called a process service. The delivery of the process can be carried out in various ways, for example. B by the sheriff or an approved process server, delivery by registered or registered mail, or delivery by publication. If both parties wish to save time and costs related to the use of one of the traditional methods of service, the defendant has the option of waiving service of the proceedings and simply accepting a copy of the complaint directly from the plaintiff or his lawyer. If service is effected in this manner, the defendant must sign an affidavit confirming receipt of the complaint and thus waiving service of the proceedings. D.
If the plaintiff files a waiver of service with the court, the action will be heard as if notice and an application for conviction or other first pleading had been served at the time the waiver was filed, and no proof of service is required. One. A defendant in such actions may accept service of the proceedings by signing the proof of service before any official authorized to take the oath. Such proof of service, if filed with the documents of the appeal, shall have the same effect as if it had been served on the defendant by a person empowered to serve the proceedings. In addition, service of the proceedings may be accepted or set aside by any party if there is voluntarily a notarized letter indicating the intention to accept or waive a particular proceeding, or by a defendant by filing a response to the action. Such a notarized document may be submitted to the registry of the court of any district court and may be signed under oath by that party to the proceedings before a clerk or deputy registrar of a district court, or may be drafted and filed by a lawyer or a pro-se party in the proceedings, and, if it is filed with the documents of the action, have the same effect as if the proceedings indicated had been served personally on the defendant by a person empowered to serve the proceedings. In the case of a no-fault divorce action under subsection A(9) of article 20-91, such waiver may be made within a reasonable time before or after the filing of the action, provided that a copy of the claim is attached to the waiver or otherwise made available to the defendant and that the final divorce decree, as proposed by the plaintiff, be signed by the defendant. The court may make an order or order without further notice, unless a defendant has filed a response in the lawsuit.
6. Grant the defendant a reasonable period of time to remit the waiver, which shall not exceed 30 days from the date of dispatch of the claim or 60 days from that date if the defendant`s address is outside the Commonwealth; and 4. inform the defendant of the consequences of compliance with and non-compliance with the request by means of a form provided by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court; E. The costs to be imposed on a defendant for non-performance of an application for exemption from service of a summons include costs subsequently in service or performance in accordance with § 8.01-299, §§ 8.01-301 to 8.01-306 or § 8.01-320, as well as costs, including reasonable attorneys` fees, of a request necessary to recover the service costs. This provision does not apply to the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Secretary of the Commonwealth or the Clerk of the Crown Corporations Commission. F. A defendant who waives service of the proceedings under this Section may not thereby waive any objection to the jurisdiction or jurisdiction of the court in respect of the person of that defendant or any other defence or refusal other than objections based on the inadequacy of the proceedings or service of the proceedings. .