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Sheriff tried to serve papers to father but couldnt reach him.

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Sheriff tried to serve papers to father but couldnt reach him. He has agreed to come forward instead, and go through the court. What step do we do next. Does he sign any papers. Does he have to be served the papers. Do we send any signed papers to the court or does he? This is the state of maryland.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Child support complaint

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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If he is agreeing to go to court, then you need to have the father sign for service of the support petition/complaint saying he received the copy of the complaint and summons and you need to file the proof of service with the clerk of court. This is necessary to prove he received notice of the suit and then it is up to him to answer the suit and he will have to go to court to prove his income so that the court can set the child support in accordance with the child support guidelines.



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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Where do I have the father sign the papers. The paper work I have is a writ of summons and the child support complaint papers

Thank you for your response.

The summons has a section stating proof of service and that is where he would sign acknowledging service. You give him a copy of the summons and the complaint and you file the other copy of the summons with the proof of service signed by him with the clerk's office.
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