My mom said a lady came to her house and asked for me and my mom said that i didn't live there anymore and the lady said yes she does and thru a yellow envelope in the door and left. My mom told me they were court papers for custody from my childs father
1. Assuming that you reside in the State of California, in which city and county do you reside in?
2. Assuming that your mother resides in the State of California, in which city and county does your mother reside in?
3. What type of court papers were the court papers that were delivered? Were the court papers a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship, a Summons, and a UCCJEA?
4. If you do not reside with your mother, then you were not properly served. However, I still would like to know what and/or which court papers were delivered to your mother.
Service of paperwork "(if required to be personally served, so it depends on what paperwork it was) is required to be served directly on you. Service is not proper if your mother was served with the documents.
Could be substitute service depending on other factors. Depending on what you were served with depends on whether you should go to court and the ultimate reality is that you will be going to court eventually whether you object to the service and get a new date or you appear for the current court date. Choice is yours.
I would -you will otherwise spend time and effort arguing about whether you were served, and you'll have to show up to do that, and then show up again when you are 'properly' served.
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