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

Asked over 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.

    I am not your attorney and any posts/messages or responses to posts/messages can not establish an attorney-client... more
  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20


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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

    Contributor Level 20


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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.

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

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