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Can you be served a notice of court action over the phone,

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Can you be served a notice of court action over the phone, If you called the court and ASKED if there was an action and they said YES there is an action on SAID date and time you are ordered to appear. Does that sefice as service to you?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  lwpat replied 7 years ago.

No, that is not sufficient service of a summons. This sounds like a collection agency that is trying to scare you. To be sure you can call the clerk of court to see if there actually is a court filing.




Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I did call the court house and this is what i was told by a clerk , does that answer still hold true?

Expert:  lwpat replied 7 years ago.

You still have not been served. The clerk of court cannot serve papers. However, it will be in your best interest to find out what is going on and reply. Often they will claim service and get a default judgment that you will then have to try and get it set aside.





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