Speer v. Wooddell, 340 So. 2d 524, 525 (Fla. 3d DCA 1976)
(service on an individual who lived with the defendant for more
than one year found to be effective substituted service); Barnett
Bank of Clearwater N.A. v. Folsom, 306 So. 2d 186, 187-88 (Fla.
2d DCA 1975) (service on the wife of the defendant held valid
substitute service even where defendant was never actually
notified of the lawsuit).
requirements of due
Shurman finally urges reversal of the decision below on the
basis that the substituted service on him violated due process.
As he sees it, he "cannot be held responsible for his estranged
wife's failure to inform him that a complaint was filed against
the substitute service statute (or create) an exception for
incarcerated prisoners whose family members do not
inform them of
lawsuits served in their absence.
No such exception is necessary, or warranted.
contains due process safeguards for all persons, including
has made his home and where his family resides, on a person who
actually lives in that place of abode and who is over the age of
7 Although Shurman refers to his wife as "estranged" there is no record evidence that she was at the time of service or that Atlantic had any reason to know this if it was in fact true.