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Unless the court and heard a judgment which specified otherwise, each judgment debtor is liable for the entire amount of the judgment. You may collect 100% from either one of them.
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You can serve the complaint in two ways (both are through the court):
• You can request that the complaint be sent by certified mail. The letter will be delivered to the defendant and the receipt will be returned to the MDJ as proof that it was received; or
• The complaint can be delivered by the sheriff or a constable for an additional fee, which can be recovered if you win the suit. Sometimes having the complaint personally served is more effective because a person may not be home or may refuse to accept a certified letter and a sheriff/ constable can make certain that the complaint is served.
See this link for a good overview of small claims in PA: https://www.pabar.org/clips/bringingsuitBeforeDJ.pdf
Not for small claims - the small claims system is set up in the system identified above.
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New contributor here hoping I can provide additional input. If you wish you can have a third party system handle the service of process such a Courtlinked. However, if you file on your own, Magistrate takes care of service however, if you desire to hire constable yourself, that permission would need to permitted by the Magistrate which they may or may not allow. Also, the Constable would need permit. In other words, that is not the normal process but nothing prevents you from doing so if the Magistrate grants permission, it is an extra step for you however.
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I do not. It is not the normal procedure for small claims but there also is nothing that is stated that precludes the Magistrate from allowing it. If you wish to use Courtlinked to handle the matter, they need to assure their business is allowed in Pennsylvania.