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Has it been the usual case that after you send your documents

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Has it been the usual case that after you send your documents to a process server
you call to
1. Confirm receipt of documents
2. Find out if all documents are in order for the process server
3. Confirm when the other party has been served - date/time
4. Ask for a fax or email confirmation of service (as proof of service of process)
5. The receipt begins the timetable for the case (usually the 30 day period for response of the defendant)

Usually an answer would be filed or dismissal motion correct. Thank you for your help.

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Has it been the usual case that after you send your documents to a process server
you call to
1. Confirm receipt of documents
2. Find out if all documents are in order for the process server
3. Confirm when the other party has been served - date/time
4. Ask for a fax or email confirmation of service (as proof of service of process)
5. The receipt begins the timetable for the case (usually the 30 day period for response of the defendant)

 

Attorneys usually have a relationship with various process servers in which the process server might personally pick up the documents, serve them, then notify you if service was unable to be accomplished for whatever reason. The server would then send a proof of service to be filed with the court. If you are representing yourself, it may be prudent to contact the server and ask whether he/she has received all the documents and whether service has been made. You should receive the original proof of service unless your process server will file that with the court personally. Depending on what is being served, the defendant has a certain date on which to respond, which is indicated on the papers.

 

Usually an answer would be filed or dismissal motion correct. Thank you for your help.

 

That's correct. If not, the defendant can be defaulted for failure to respond.

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