Forms for "Proof of Service"
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The judge cannot hear your court case until you have filed your court forms properly. The judge has to be sure that everyone involved in the court case has information about what the other people have filed before he or she can let the case move forward. To prove to the court that copies of the documents were given to everyone, "Proof of Service" forms are to be filled out and filed properly with the court.
REMEMBER: YOU CANNOT SERVE YOUR COURT FORMS YOURSELF.
Someone over 18 (for example a friend, relative, the Sheriff, or a professional process server) who is not involved in the case in any way must serve the court forms to the other party for you.
The person who serves the documents has to complete one Proof of Service form for each person served and return it to you for filing with the court.
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NOTE: You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to your Family Law Facilitator or a lawyer.
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Forms for Proof of Service:
- Proof of Service (In Person) (Form DV-200)
- Proof of Service by Mail (Form DV-250)
To read an information sheet called "What is 'Proof of Personal Service'?"(DV-200-INFO) in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese, click on the language you need:
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