*All State Family Law Service of Process and Jurisdiction Charts (October 20, 2021)

This page provides links to individual state charts that track family law service of process and jurisdiction laws in a range of family law cases and will be useful to state court judges, family lawyers and other attorneys representing immigrant children and immigrant crime victims in family court matters.  This includes cases in which a party is seeking findings on behalf of a child eligible to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).  These state charts and the accompanying charts organized by family court case type “Family Law Service of Process and Jurisdiction Requirements Charts” will be particularly useful in family law matters in which a parent or other party that needs to be served is located outside of the state or the country.

Alabama Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Alabama Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Alaska Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Alaska Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Arizona Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Arizona Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Arkansas Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Arkansas Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

California Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

California Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Colorado Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Colorado Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Connecticut Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Connecticut Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Delaware Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Delaware Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

District of Columbia Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

District of Columbia Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Florida Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Florida Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Georgia Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Georgia Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Hawaii Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Hawaii Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Idaho Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Idaho Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Illinois Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Illinois Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Indiana Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Indiana Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Iowa Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Iowa Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Kansas Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Kansas Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Kentucky Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Kentucky Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Louisiana Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Louisiana Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Maine Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Maine Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Maryland Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Maryland Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Massachusetts Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Massachusetts Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Michigan Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Michigan Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Mississippi Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Mississippi Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Missouri Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Missouri Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Montana Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Montana Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Nebraska Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Nebraska Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Nevada Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Nevada Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

New Hampshire Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

New Hampshire Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

New Jersey Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

New Jersey Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

New Mexico Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

New Mexico Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

New York Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

New York Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

North Carolina Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

North Carolina Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

North Dakota Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

North Dakota Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Ohio Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Ohio Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Oklahoma Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Oklahoma Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Oregon Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Oregon Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Pennsylvania Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Pennsylvania Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Rhode Island Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Rhode Island Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

South Carolina Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

South Carolina Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

South Dakota Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

South Dakota Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Tennessee Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Tennessee Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Texas Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Texas Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Utah Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Utah Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Vermont Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Vermont Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Virginia Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Virginia Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Washington Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Washington Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

West Virginia Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

West Virginia Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Wisconsin Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Wisconsin Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

Wyoming Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (excel)

Wyoming Family Law – Jurisdiction & Service of Process (pdf)

This publication was developed under grant number SJI-20-E-005 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.