yes. As long as your friend doesn't do anything illegal, like trespassing or breaking and entering.
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Absolutely. A bouquet of flowers like from a florist works well. Consider substituted service if you can document at least three diligent attempts to make personal service.
Good luck to you.
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Yes, they can do that. The problem is getting the timing so you know the "defendant" is home. if this person has a job it will be MUCH easier to serve him there. Substituted service is available at work.
If there is no place of work you may have to hire a private investigator to stake the house out. Expensive.
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