Can I be served through another a family member while never been given to me personally, is this a example of a bad service?
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Service on a custody case can be made by something called "suitable age and discretion" service where it is given to another person to give to you. Notwithstanding such allowance, most judges prefer personal service and can sometimes insist upon it.
You can argue that you were not personally served. If the father does not have the affidavit of service and you object, the judge will make him serve you again.
Whether he can get visitation when you have an order of protection will depend upon the terms of the order. If the order is subject to subsequent family court orders, then the judge may order visitation. If you claim he is violent and that any visitation be supervised, the judge may order supervised visitation instead.
You should consult and retain a lawyer to represent you in your custody case.
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