If the defendant is willing to accept service, then it means s/he is willing to accept a copy of the summons and complaint directly from you. The defendant must sign the original summons where it says “Acceptance of Service” in the presence of a notary public, and you must then deliver the original summons signed by the defendant to the court as proof of service. You can often find a notary public at a bank, and most attorneys are also notary publics. The notary public may charge a small fee to witness the defendant’s signature.
Service of Process in the Boston Municipal Court or District Court
- Service of Process in the Boston Municipal Court or District Court
- What is Service of Process?
- Why Do I Have to Complete Service of Process?
- When Do I Have to Complete Service of Process?
- How Do I Complete Service of Process?
- What If I Do Not Know Where the Defendant Lives?
- What If the Defendant Does Not Live or Work in Massachusetts?
- What Does it Mean if the Defendant is Willing to Accept Service?
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