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NSW Family Court - Is Mail Acceptable for Service of Documents?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Steve1905, 9 November 2015.

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  1. Steve1905

    Steve1905 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    My question is about service of documents.

    My step children's father has been added to the current proceedings and both my ex partner and I have been ordered to serve him with all documents so he can participate in the future. I thought personal service was mandatory for Family court proceedings but I received my response via email.

    As he now becomes the 2nd respondent, do I have to use the personal service route or is mail acceptable? Either way I'm guessing an acknowledgement of service would also be required.

    PS: He is backing me to get visitation of the step children.

    Thanking you in advance
     
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    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Steve1905,

    If the documents require special service - then it's best to serve by hand, however for "ordinary service" which is likely all you need to be doing here, this can be effected by post or email.
     
  3. Steve1905

    Steve1905 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Sophea. I used special service to the original respondent as this was required but not sure how it worked when a second respondent is appointed by the court once proceedings had already started.
     

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