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

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. 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. 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%20Support/OCSEservices.htm

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

    The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.


  3. It depends on what it's for.

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