To Serve Notice in Family Court Cases

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :

"Service" means giving legally required notice to other parties that you have filed papers that may result in a court order that may affect them. The court papers can ONLY be delivered in a manner permitted by law, and proof of proper delivery must be filed with the court.

You may use the forms and instructions in this packet if...

  • You understand that your case cannot proceed until you have provided proof to the court that notice has been given in a manner permitted by law.
  • You understand that the law does NOT permit you (or a friend or relative) to hand-deliver the papers to the other party unless he or she (and no one else) will sign an "Acceptance of Service" form in front of a Notary or Clerk of the Superior Court, and return the form for you to file with the Court.

Note that the (GN2) packet below contains forms and instructions for serving court papers in Family Court cases only.

To Serve Family Papers - DR2

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Helpful information on serving the other party - dr21h
How to serve the other party by acceptance of service - dr22p
How to serve the other party by registered process server - dr23p
How to serve Family papers by mail or other delivery service requiring signature confirmation - dr24p
How to serve the other party by sheriff - dr26p
How to serve notice to an incarcerated person - dr25p
How to serve the other party by "Publication" when you cannot find the other party - dr28h
What to do with the "Motion and order" after you have filled it out - dr28p
Family "Acceptance of service" form - dr22f
Family "Affidavit of service with signature confirmation" form - dr24f
Family "Motion to serve by alternative service or publication" form - dr28f
Family "Order to serve by alternative service or publication" form - dr29f
Family "Declaration supporting publication" form - dr30f

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