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Service of Process the Hard Way

Service of process consists of giving the other side notice that you have filed a complaint with the court. You can do this in several different ways, as set forth in the rules, but we usually hire a private process server to hand them a copy of the complaint and summons.

You can authorize your attorney to accept service on your behalf and that way there won’t be a process server banging on your door at 3 a.m.

Or trying to serve you at your daughter’s day care center, which is what James Benjamin did when he attempted to serve Barron Stroud with divorce papers in Clarksville, Maryland. Stroud, 40, a partner in a Baltimore law firm, drove off in his Lexus with the windows rolled up.

Benjamin claimed Stroud hit him with his car. Stroud denies it. But Howard County Circuit Court Judge Lenore R. Gelfman found Stroud guilty of second degree assault. Sentencing on the count, which is a misdemeanor, is scheduled for October. — Source: baltimoresun.com by Melissa Harris.

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One Response to “Service of Process the Hard Way”

  1. Divorce Lawyers In Philadelphia Says:

    True that Service Of Process, proving that your spouse received the divorce papers, can be a tricky and integral part of divorce. It is easiest if your spouse will just sign to acknowledge being notified. If a party will not cooperate to service, they can sometimes be served by a third party, certified mail, or even by publication/newspaper in certain circumstances. The rules vary by jurisdiction, so please consult a knowledgeable attorney such as those at http://www.reinherzlaw.com .

 
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