How does the court know if the Respondent has been served?

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How does the court know if the Respondent has been served?

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After the Summons and Petition are served on the Respondent, a written statement (called an “Affidavit of Service” or a “Proof of Service”) must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court. A sheriff or process server usually files the written statement on behalf of the Petitioner when service is made in the state. If service by publication is used, a written statement sworn under oath (an “affidavit”) must be filed with the court along with a copy of the notice published in the newspaper.

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