What are the regulations for serving legal documents? 11 Answers as of June 17, 2011

Can anyone go to your place of employment and serve you with legal documents?

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Law Offices of Scott Tibbedeaux
Law Offices of Scott Tibbedeaux | Scott Tibbedeaux
The server must be 18 years or older and not listed in the court papers as one of the people involved in the case. The server can be a friend, relative, County Sheriff or a professional process server.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/17/2011
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Pretty much. You could try to contest service by filing a Motion to Quash, if you have valid grounds for doing so and can prove what you allege as improper service. All that would do if you were successful is make them re-serve you, a cost they will assess against you in the case. Your proper question is what can you do now to defend the case? File your responsive pleadings, raising all possible defenses. File motions, demurrers, or whatever is appropriate, with whatever admissible and credible evidence and facts are available for legal arguments. Not exactly a do it yourself project in court for someone who does not know how to effectively represent himself against a professional attorney seeking judgment against you. If you don't know how to do these things effectively, then hire an attorney that does. If serious about hiring counsel to help you in this, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/17/2011
Lowenstein Law Office
Lowenstein Law Office | Anthony Lowenstein
Someone who is over 18 and not a party can usually serve. For more information, please see my website.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/17/2011
Michael Rose Attorney at Law
Michael Rose Attorney at Law | Michael Rose
Must be 18 or older and can serve you where ever you are.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/17/2011
Michael Apicella
Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
Any person who is over the age of 18, and not a party to the case, can serve papers.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/17/2011
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