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Service must be made within two years of the filing of the Petition, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 583.420(b), or the case can be dismissed by the Court. The local rules of the county in which the action is filed may prescribe a shorter time.
Ok thank you!! so if i filed in august of 2011 i should still be ok
Yes, but you have to check with your county court clerk to make sure about the local rules. You can call them on Monday and they should fill you in. Tell them that you know the Code of Civil Procedure says 2 years, but you want to know the "local rules".
OK thank you