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In Nevada, in a probate action, such as a trust petition, the

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In Nevada, in a probate action, such as a trust petition, the petition is first begun after a summons and the petition is recorded by the appropriate governing clerk and then delivered to the defendant by personal delivery or alternately by filing a certificate of service with the court that the defendant was mailed a copy of the petition and summons at least two weeks before the time set for hearing.
However, I understand in a civil action, after the complaint and summons is recorded by the appropriate governing clerk, only delivery to the defendant though personal delivery is allowed, delivery through a mailing is not allowed.
Is this correct?

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Under the Nevada Rules of civil procedure Rule 4, which you can read at this link it states the following for the service of documents in a civil proceeding

 

(c) By Whom Served.  Process
shall be served by the sheriff of the county where the defendant is found, or
by a deputy, or by any person who is not a party and who is over 18 years of
age, except that a subpoena may be served as provided in Rule 45; where the
service of process is made outside of the United States, after an order of
publication, it may be served either by any person who is not a party and who
is over 18 years of age or by any resident of the country, territory, colony or
province, who is not a party and who is over 18 years of age.

That means, that yes it must be in person and service by mail is not a valid service.

 

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