You sever the documents then file them. So, the served documents will not have a court stamp.
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You do not have to serve "conformed" (stamped) copies.
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I agree with counsel. You need to have served the documents before filing. You also need to make sure you have a proof of service signed by someone over 18 and not a party to the action attached to the original filed with the court. some clerks will kick your papers back if no proof of service is attached to the document you attempt to file. The copy of the proof of service should als be served with the document as well.
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No. Its the opposite. You cause (by third-party server) the I&E to be served, then file it with a completed proof of service with the court
Thanks for being honest. Your answer is "no". You opponent has the burden of getting a "stamp-filed" copy of (s)he wants one. But, you can file your I&ED and then serve a copy if you wish.