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Family Court

Summons and petition must be served based upon the letter preceding the docket number (e.g. V-12345, P-67890, O-09876, F-54321, B-24680):

V – Must be served by in-hand personal delivery only, no sooner than 8 days before hearing date.

B – Must be served by in-hand personal delivery only, no sooner than 20 days before hearing date.

O - Must be served by in-hand personal delivery only, no sooner than 24 hours before hearing date.

P&F – Must be served either by in-hand personal delivery or by suitable age and discretion to a person over 18 years of age living with respondent or co-worker at place of business no sooner than 8 days before hearing date. If served at place of business upon co-worker, then copy of summons and petition must be mailed to respondent’s last known residence address.