Process Server NYState - I was under the impression the summons must be served 20 days before the date.

Asked about 1 year ago - Rye, NY

Just received a Summons on Thursday of last week for an appearance on Tuesday. That seems like a very short period of time. I'm asking for a continuance but that's a bit....short.

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  1. Paul Karl Siepmann

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    Answered . That depends also on the type of action. If it's a special or summary proceeding, like say a Landlord/Tenant action (eviction), then there are far shorter notice requirements and six days is fine.

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  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . It depends on what it's for.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  3. Steven Warren Smollens

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    Answered . Dear Rye Parent:

    Read about the child support process. Hire an attorney. All sorts of methods exist to make certain that the non custodial parent keeps support payments current.

    http://www.westchestergov.com/social/Child%20Su...

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/hra/downloads/pdf/guide...

    The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should... more

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