A plaintiff can file a motion to request an order to extend the time for service.
You must explain to the judge why you were not able to serve the claim within the six months.
This will assist later when the person prepares an affidavit of service.
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A claim is the first official notice of the case that the defendant (the person you are suing) will have.
For this reason, there are special requirements for serving the claim in the provide for several specific types of service of a claim.
Examples of substituted service you might request are: Example 1 Meera wants to serve Norman with a plaintiff’s claim but she cannot find him.
She makes a motion for substituted service requesting that the judge make an order allowing her to serve him by giving a copy (in an envelope addressed to Norman) to his mother.
For more detailed information, you should refer to the A lot of paperwork is involved in most court cases, and it is important that copies of documents get to everyone who needs them.
"Serving" documents means providing copies of documents to all other parties in a court case.
Documents must be served at each step in the court process, unless the ) provide otherwise.
By serving the other parties, you are notifying them of the step you are taking and of the information you will be presenting to the court, and giving them an opportunity to respond.
The describe which party must serve a document, how service should be made, how particular kinds of entities (such as corporations or government) may be served, and the timelines for service.