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Author Topic: Serving a document on someone, not a lawsuit.  (Read 1393 times)

416021va

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Serving a document on someone, not a lawsuit.
« on: Jun 05, 2006, 06:00:14 PM »
My State is Virginia, child and CP reside in Florida.

I have served CP pro se lawsuits in the past.

This time I don't believe that I have strong grounds to file a lawsuit against the CP.

However, a few things need to be clarified and a letter will definitely need to be sent to the CP. In my limited legal experience, I feel that CP will get the point better if the sheriff is at CP's door as opposed to just getting the usual certified mail.

My questions are as follows:

1) May I serve CP a document as opposed to a lawsuit?

2) Does service of a document constitute the same "level" of substantiation as certified mail does?

3) Can I save a few bucks by serving a lawsuit on CP at the same time as serving a simple document on the ex?

SOC, thanks so much for your help. You are a great person. Godbless you.



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RE: Serving a document on someone, not a lawsuit.
« Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2006, 06:21:19 PM »
>My questions are as follows:
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>1) May I serve CP a document as opposed to a lawsuit?

Yes, but not by the sheriff. You need a private process server.

>2) Does service of a document constitute the same "level" of
>substantiation as certified mail does?

Personal service is the most effective form of notice.

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>3) Can I save a few bucks by serving a lawsuit on CP at the
>same time as serving a simple document on the ex?

If you have a lawsuit and you want to include a coverletter with the document, the sheriff won't bark, and certainly a private process server will serve whatever you pay to have served (not a bomb, of course). But, if you try to have the sheriff serve a document that isn't a summons or some other statutory permitted legal process, then the sheriff will refuse, because they have to log everything they serve and they won't know how to classify your document.


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>SOC, thanks so much for your help. You are a great person.
>Godbless you.
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