Serving / Giving Notice of a Petition for Dependency or Severance (Termination) of Parental Rights

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :
  • You have filed a petition in the Juvenile Court for either:
    • Dependency, or
    • Termination of Parental Rights ("Severance"), AND
  • You understand you are required to "serve notice" to parties legally entitled to receive notice of your filing.  This includes the minor's parents, legal guardian, custodian (a person with whom the minor is or has been living), or other person claiming a right to receive notice, AND
  • 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, AND
  • You understand that you may NOT 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 Superior Court and return the form for you to file with the Court or file it his or her self.

Serving a Petition for Dependency or Severance of Parental Rights - JV2

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Helpful information on serving notice - jv21h
How to serve by Acceptance of Service - jv22p
How to serve using a process server - jv23p
How to serve by certified mail - jv24p
How to serve by Sheriff - jv26p
How to serve by publication - jv25p
Acceptance of Service - jv22f
Declaration of Service by Certified Mail - jv24f
Declaration Supporting Publication - jv25f

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