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Question: I have a neighbor that found a court notice slid under his door to appear in court on Monday I thought these had to be hand delivered in person and given to the person that needs to be in court or sent by certified mail am I wrong
Answer: According to the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County “‘Service’ means giving legally required notice to other parties that you have filed papers that may result in a court order that may affect them. The court papers can ONLY be delivered in a manner permitted by law, and proof of proper delivery must be filed with the court.” http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/superiorcourt/self-servicecenter/forms/familycourt/fc_gn2.asp A person can be given legal notice in a variety of ways. Including but not limited to “Service by Acceptance”—this method requires that the person serving the legal notice must give, or mail, the court papers to the other party and include an “acceptance of service form.” There is also “Service by Registered Process Server”—this method requires the person serving the legal notice to hire and pay a registered process server to serve the other party with court papers. Another way to receive legal notice is “Service by Sheriff”—this method requires that the person serving the legal notice contact the Sheriff’s Office in the county where the other party lives to arrange for a Sheriff’s deputy to give the other party the court papers. http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/sscDocs/pdf/gn21hz.pdf
I have a neighbor that found a court notice slid under his door to appear in court on Monday I thought these had to be hand delivered in person and given to the person that needs to be in court or sent by certified mail am I wrong
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