What service has to be Personal? Obviously the Petition and Answer. How about Entry of Default? Default Judgement Package?

Asked over 1 year ago - Van Nuys, CA

In a lawsuit. Entry of Default? Default Judgment Package? Can a matter entered as Default Judgement without personal service? What if there was not even Mail Service?
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  1. Lloyd Stewart Mann

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    Answered . You are correct that you must serve the complaint/petition via personal service. However, after that, most pleadings can be served by regular mail. This would include a request to enter default and default judgment packet.

    THIS RESPONSE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. IT HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. Mr. Mann is licensed... more
  2. Malosack Berjis

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    Answered . Neither the request for entry of default nor the request for default judgment require personal service.

    This attorney is licensed to practice law in the State of California. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ... more
  3. John Joseph O'Brien

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    Answered . The request for entry of default form specifically has a line where you indicate it was mail-served.

    The information/answer is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Consult an attorney regarding your... more

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