Process & Document Serving
Vic State Investigations
Process Serving, Process Servers
Process Serving, or the service of documents, is the procedure employed to give legal notice or other documents to another person, usually a defendant or ex-partner, of a court or administrative body's exercise of its jurisdiction over that person, to ensure that person responds to proceedings before a court, body or other tribunal. Usually, this is performed by personally delivering a set of documents to the person to be served.
Each jurisdiction has rules regarding the means of service of process. Typically, a summons and related documents must be served upon the defendant personally, or in some cases, upon another person of suitable age (generally over 16 years old) who resides with the subject.
Proper service of process initially establishes personal jurisdiction of the court over the person served. If the subject ignores further pleadings or fails to participate in the proceedings, then the court or administrative body may find the defendant in default and award relief to the claimant, petitioner or plaintiff.
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