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"Service" or "Service of Process" is making sure the other side gets a copy of the papers you are filing (for example, a complaint). If you are starting a
case, your case cannot go forward until the other side is served. Someone who is capable of serving must physically give a copy of all necessary
forms to the person whom you filed a complaint against in court.
It is very important that you do this correctly. If you do not, then the court may dismiss your case. If you have an uncontested case and the other
side is willing, there is a special rule to make service easier.
What is Service of Process?