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